On March 1st, MEP Marietje Schaake will be hosting an event on the future of news, from 12:30 to 15:00 in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Independent journalism is under pressure as a result of financial constraints. Local media are hardly surviving and free online content is sprawling. On social media platforms that are built for maximum profit, sensational stories easily go viral, even if they are not true.
Online propaganda is at an all-time high and personalised newsfeeds result in filter bubbles, which has a direct impact on the state of democracy.
On March 1st, we will explore how journalists, publishers and companies see their position and the role of social media and technology.
12.30-13.45 Session 1 – How to survive as a news company?
13.45- 15.00 Session 2 – Impact of social media on business models, democracy, fake news
Places are limited, please register here https://marietjeschaake.eu/en/the-future-of-news-in-a-hyperconnected-world