Journalism and Silicon Valley: the changing relationship between the news industry and social platforms.
There is no more intriguing or important commercial relationship in journalism today than the one between Silicon Valley's social media platforms and the field of reporting and publishing the news. The free press was once supported by a pluralistic publishing and broadcasting ecosystem, now the social web is changing this forever. In the last year we saw the rapid engagement of social platforms in taking a more active and editorial role in publishing. The Tow Center for Digital Journalism has been studying these questions in depth. This panel will look at both the practical implications and the theoretical questions of what it means for journalism to become a subset of the social web.
Organised in association with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.