01. New media, new journalism?

Submitted by Horacio Salazar on Sun, 2009-05-31 10:59

There is no question that the internet has dramatically changed the way news is gathered and disseminated. Blogging, podcasting and other innovations provide a voice for many who previously went unheard, but where does this leave journalists? Have new means of communicating and the overwhelming flood of information been to the detriment of science coverage? Or have they opened up new means by which to reach new audiences? Is a ‘new journalism’ required to match the ‘new media’? The panellists will be asked to predict how the media landscape might look in 20 years time and suggest what might be done to ensure a healthy future for critical, hard-hitting science journalism.

Science News Cycle Cartoon

Place and Time:

Venue: Central Hall, Westminster
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 13:30 - 14:30

People:

Producer: Sally Robins
Chair: Nick Higham
Speaker: Ben Hammersley. Jeff Nesbit, Krishna Bharat