Industry Talk – Rethinking Journalism

Reg Chua, the Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post, talked about the changing editorial direction of newspapers in the face of a new media ecosystem.

The world of journalism is changing as bloggers, advocacy groups and NGOs take on news roles and media organisations cut back as traditional business models crumble. Readers are increasingly turning to aggregators, social networks and wikis for information and new technologies are transforming the way journalists work.

How will newspapers and media organizations have to change to survive and thrive in this environment? What might the new media world look like, and what place will journalists have in it? What new skills will be needed to succeed? Who will pay the bills? And more importantly, what role will journalism play in a society where anyone can publish and information is increasingly available, and how can and should it fulfill its public interest mission?

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