PANEL DISCUSSION - GIVE ‘EM WHAT THEY WANT: DO EDITORS PANDER TO AUDIENCES MORE THAN THEY SHOULD?
With a third of Britons saying they are avoiding the news because of Brexit, and news outlets such as Channel 4 News and the Today programme recording falling numbers, how is traditional news changing? Has it become less serious, offering shorter articles, less analysis and fewer interviews? How can traditional news compete against online clickbait, fake news and social media-driven alternatives that bring in big audiences? Is balanced news coverage under threat?
Our panel of media experts will explore how news has changed in recent decades and discuss the issues that matter to anyone who believes that a healthy media is essential to a healthy democracy.
In association with The Conversation.
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