This year marks the Columbia Journalism Review's 50th anniversary, and in the anniversary issue CJR online editor Justin Peters edited a section that looked ahead to the next fifty years of news. Near the end of that section, he tried to articulate a coherent philosophy for how news organizations could help ensure their continued relevance by embracing the principles of the open web. Four panels will be held at the festival to expand on four key points in the essay, principles that news organizations ought to embrace if they are to fully realize the potential of the digital news revolution: collaboration, experimentation, education and moderation & participation.
The future of news: education
Promoting news and computer literacy is essential if a new generation of responsible digital citizens is to emerge. The panel will consider why it's important for news organizations to give engaged citizens the tools to become articulate participants in any given discussion, and why they should become hubs for teaching and knowledge creation.
Organised in association with Columbia Journalism Review