A decade ago, algorithms were considered neutral and fair, but research has shown otherwise. How do we hold accountable something that is hidden, all around, and difficult to understand? Julie Angwin and Fabio Chiusi brought some clarity to these urgent questions in an engaging session.
New Business Model Buzzwords for Journalism: Diversification, Reader Revenue and Audience Engagement
The diminishing interest of advertisers in media platforms has left journalism in the lurch but there might be a way out! Or maybe even several ways out! According to industry leaders, diversification is the way to go.
Is the immersive reality technology of 360 videos the perfect empathy machine or just another tech gimmick to sell poverty porn of the global south? Industry leaders take on this dilemma and discuss their experiences with the cutting edge technology.
How can journalism and fixers work with each other to help each other out even more? An engaging discussion with experts brought up interesting issues like lack of recognition, need for protocol, and responsibility of media organizations.
Can everything you need to be a journalist fit in your pockets? According to Omar Yusuf from Hashtag Our Stories, it can! He shared tips for mobile storytelling for effective journalism in an engaging and interactive session.