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Preserving Journalistic Standards in the Age of Digital Transformation

2016. 11. 24. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

How can digital technology contribute to the production of quality content in journalism? What has happened to gatekeepers in news media? How can editors and reporters preserve their autonomy and the culture of journalism? These are the key issues to be addressed at the international conference which will take place at the premises of the Budapest Goethe-Institut on 5 December 2016. The event is co-organized by the Center for Independent Journalism, the Hungarian Editors’ Forum and the Goethe-Institut. Participation is open upon registration till Monday, 28 November 2016.

On the conference alongside with Hungarian media professionals, experts and researchers from Germany, Poland, Slovenia and the United States will make presentations and participate in the discussions.

The attendance at the conference is free of charge, and simultaneous English-Hungarian translation will be provided. Participation is open upon registration till Monday, 28 November 2016.

Conference Agenda

13:30 – 14:00 – Registration

14:00 – 14:30 – Welcome – Sándor Orbán, member of the Board of the Center for Independent Journalism

Opening remarks:

  • Balázs Weyer, President, Editors’ Forum
  • Ilona Móricz, Director, Center for Independent Journalism
  • Michael Müller-Verweyen, Director, Goethe-Institute

14:30 – 16:15 Editors under pressure – can they preserve their independence?

Presentations:

The good, the bad and the journalist – Hubert Seipel journalist and documentary filmmaker (Germany)

Guardians of media integrity? – findings of a recent European media project on changed role of editors  - Brankica Petkovic lead researcher, Peace Institute, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Participants of the panel discussion:

  • Brankica Petkovic
  • Hubert Seipel
  • András Dési, staff writer of the closed daily Népszabadság
  • Attila Bátorfy data-journalist, Átlátszó.hu
  • Balázs Weyer, president of the Hungarian Editors’ Forum
  • Dr. Gábor Polyák, associate professor of Pécs University of Sciences, head of Mérték Media Standard Monitor

Moderator: János Horvát, president of the Board of the Center for Independent Journalism

16:15 – 16:45 – Coffee break

16:45 – 18:30 – In search of lost media content – how to maintain quality?

Presentations:

The role of journalism organizations in protecting journalism culture - Vincent Duffy, news director of Michigan Radio, chair-elect of the Radio/Television/Digital News Association (RTDNA) (United States)

Fake news, likes, and algorithms: News in the age of social platforms – Grzegorz Piechota, Research Associate, Harvard Business School (Poland)

Participants of the panel discussion:

  • Grzegorz Piechota
  • Vincent Duffy
  • András Pethő editor, Direkt36.hu
  • Gyöngyi Roznár editor-in-chief, Nyugat.hu
  • Norbert Kustánczi editor-in-chief, 24.hu

Moderator: András Lőke, editor-in-chief of ittlakunk.hu, co-founder of the Soma Award for Investigative Journalism