What to expect for the media in 2018, according to Reuters

The Reuters Institute for the study of journalism has predicted the year 2018 in journalism with the release of its report, ‘Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2018’, part of its Digital News Project 2018. Digitisation is a key theme: according to a survey of 194 editors, CEOs and digital leaders in media, almost half of publishers are more worried about the power and influence of platforms – especially Facebook and Snapchat – than this time last year. According to the report, however, platforms will be more wary about the reputational damage that comes with news. Reuters predicts that platforms…

Germany: Repeal NetzDG bill, deletion is not the answer

The German journalists’ association and affiliate of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Deutscher Journalisten-Verband (DJV), has called on the members of the German Bundestag to abolish the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) as soon as possible. DJV federal chairman, Frank Uberall, said that “the censorship of the satirical magazine Titanic, by Twitter, has confirmed our fears that we have already put forward in the legislative process. The NetzDG pushes the power over the fundamental right of freedom of the press and freedom of private companies such as Twitter and Facebook. There is no sound legal consideration of the deletion of…