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The Future of Journalism and our Democracy

The Future of Journalism and our Democracy

Journalism is a critical part of a healthy democracy. But today it is under pressure from all sides – internet is changing how we consume media, entertainment is preferred to journalism, media owners scout round for new business models and the notions of a fourth estate or a public service falls through the cracks. In New Zealand, political forces are taking advantage of this weakness to control and manipulate the stories we hear. It is getting harder and harder to do good public interest journalism and keep power in check. The threat to Campbell Live is a symptom of a wider crisis within the fourth estate. Can we value journalism and informed debate in the age of the internet or must we hold to the media we have been used to while it clearly declines?

Alison McCulloch, Myles Thomas and Keith Ng will be panelists, leading a discussion on the direction of NZ journalism.

When & Where

Auckland 7 May 6.30pm - 8.00pm Lecture Theatre 5, Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland University

You can register for this Auckland event here.

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