Technology is changing just about everything in news media. From WikiLeaks to social media to the way the internet makes publishers into broadcasters, and broadcasters into bloggers.
The risks and opportunities of new media will dominate the landscape. Is the internet merely an alternative medium, or something that will change the very nature of the news media game? The answer will come, not only from journalists (hacks), but also from technologists (hackers) and audiences themselves, who are now more actively participating in the news cycle than ever before. Journalism and technology – Hacks and Hackers – are meeting in the information age. Where will it all go?
Join the Centre for Advanced Journalism for a debate on What’s New about New Media with leading Hacks (journalists) and Hackers (technologists). The audience will be invited to contribute to the live twitter feed and engage in the Q&A session. (@AdvncdJrnlsm)
David Schonstein, Analyst, Datalicious
John Barrett, Developer, Stateless Systems (TheWall.com.au, trendsmap.com.au)
Craig Dixon, Deputy Online Editor, The Age
Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University. (Steve Doig appears courtesy of The Melbourne Press Club)
Moderator: Jane Lee, Co-Founder, Hacks/Hackers Melbourne
WHEN: Wednesday 23 May at 6.30 pm
WHERE: The University of Melbourne
FREE: Bookings essential
This event is presented as part of the ‘New News’ series, in support of Hacks/Hackers who are launching their first Australian chapter in Melbourne.
What is Hacks/Hackers?
The group started in the US as a grassroots society which hosts events - conferences, parties, hack days etc - bringing journalists (hacks) and technologists (hackers) together to share their respective skills and ideas about the future of news, information and media. Hacks/Hackers events are now held regularly in dozens of cities around the world. Melbourne will be the first Australian chapter of Hacks/Hackers and our aim will be to help make sense of this rapidly changing media landscape.
What is New News?
New News is a program of events about the future of journalism. It will explore how to make the most of the opportunities - and deal with the challenges - of new media. It is about journalism as an act of engaged citizenship.
New News is not an industry talkfest, nor an academic conference. It is an ongoing series of conversations, designed to provide our community with occasions to talk about journalism, why it matters and how to do it better.