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Gender inequality in the media

Gender inequality in the media

We need to talk about women: not only about women’s role in the media and their portrayal but also about solutions for gender inequality in the media. This is how Lucy Marcus, opinion columnist and CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting, opened the panel discussion “Women in the media“. Gabriella Stern, Director of Media and External Relations at the Bill...
Podcasts: the birth of a new medium?

Podcasts: the birth of a new medium?

In a world where attention spans are drastically low, staying relevant and original is one of the most difficult challenges content producers of any kind are faced with. So how does one turn an idea into a sustainable, monetising podcast, particularly for a journalist? Gaia Manco, a freelance journalist and producer of the travel podcast...
Turkey: media crises and crises of democracy

Turkey: media crises and crises of democracy

One of the biggest issues facing Turkey at the moment is that of a free press. Reporters Without Borders named Turkey as no. 149 in the World Press Freedom Index. Kadri Gursel, a columnist for Al-monitor.com, was fired for writing a tweet in which he criticised President Erdoğan’s Syria policy. At the panel “Captured news...
Masterclass for journalists: Twitter and Periscope

Masterclass for journalists: Twitter and Periscope

  Twitter is like a square or piazza, Livia Iacolare of Twitter Italia said in “Masterclass for journalists: Twitter and Periscope”. There are four things that Twitter has in common with a square. Firstly, everything that happens on Twitter happens in real time. Secondly, Twitter is public just as everything that happens in a piazza is...