Journalism and the Internet: A Panel at the Berkeley Forum

Seminar | April 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 The Berkeley Forum

The rise of the internet as a source of news has disrupted the traditional journalistic model. Newspapers are seeing rapidly decreasing print readership, and some are having difficulty making the transition to the web. According to Pew Research, the newspaper workforce has fallen by 39% in the last 20 years, and advertising revenue, including digital advertising, fell by 8% in 2015 alone. Meanwhile, the transition to the internet has led to a phenomenon of "clickbait" or articles designed to garner the maximum number of clicks, regardless of journalistic integrity. At the same time, the internet has sped up the dissemination of knowledge, and allowed for more active participation from citizens. This panel will examine the challenges and opportunities of journalism in an increasingly internet-driven world.

Speakers:
David Fahrenthold, Reporter at The Washington Post, 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for National Reporting
Laura Davis, Assistant Professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Seth Lewis, Associate Professor and Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media at the University of Oregon

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