Changing societies, changing journalism: A global discussion on the future of journalism. 0 Reply

Journalism is facing big challenges. Technology, internet, social changes, and other factors are bringing many questions to what and how is going to be the future of journalism. Is journalism still important? What’s the role of journalism in a networked society? Are people still interested in what journalists have to tell them? Do they trust journalism as a good source of information? Are there new paths for journalism? Is journalism still considered the 4th power? These are all important questions that need to be discussed. This discussion has to get out of the academic level and come into the civil society. In a global world there is also a need to discuss it in various contexts and countries, bringing people together in their diversity. The future of journalism is being shaped right now, all over the world.

With the aim of discussing the future of journalism, a cycle of sessions named “Changing societies, changing journalism: a global discussion on the future of journalism” is being organised by the University Institute of Lisbon ISCTE – IUL (Portugal) and the Dialogue Cafe Association.

The aims of this cycle are to create awareness about journalism and the changes the profession is going through and its impact in society in particular and in general, to put journalists, journalism students, academics and the civil society talking about journalism and its challenges as well as to share ideas, case studies and experiences with people from other countries about this subject, so that we can profit from diversity. At the end of the cycle the most important outcomes will be compiled and shared with participants and people interested.

First session on "Censorship in a global and changing world: religion, politics and economics".

First session on “Censorship in a global and changing world: religion, politics and economics”.


The sessions organised during 2015 were:

1. Censorship in a global and changing world: religion, politics and economics, 24 April 2015.

2. NGOs and Journalism: a good combination?, 21 May 2015.

3. Elections coverage: before, during and after – what has changed in the networked society, 29 October 2015.

4. The new whistleblowers: what is the role of journalists in the digital age?, 26 November 2015.

The sessions to be organised during 2016 are:

5. Media Literacy: what´s the journalist´s role?, 28 April 2016.

6. Jornalismo em LĂ­ngua Portuguesa, 14 July 2016.

7. Social Media: Challenging journalism ethics?.

8. Journalism, enterpreneurship and innovation: key factors for journalism?.

9. Teaching journalism: new challenges for teachers, intitutions and students.

10. Cross-border colaboration: a new path for investigative journalism?. 

11. Data journalism: how far can journalists go with data?.

12. Public relations and journalism: a changing game?.

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29