Fake news, deep fakes, data and digitisation. Developments in the media world are going so fast that they can hardly be kept up with by established news media. In this field of tension between the technologically possible and journalistic desirable, the public is meanwhile more demanding and erratic than ever before.
What developments should news media embrace? What do they leave behind? How do value, truth and meaning survive in this?
Dit Wordt Het Nieuws focused on these questions during a (sold out) public event in which experts from the arts, technology and journalism looked at the news provision of the future. They investigated how to reinforce each other to cope with the constantly changing relationship between media and public. Established news media were both subject and judges at the same time: they were overloaded with ideas, innovations and good advice, asked to assess them.
Constant Dullaart, Koert van Mensvoort (Next Nature Network), Justien Marseille, Mark Deuze (University of Amsterdam), Mieke Gerritzen, Nick Waters (Bellingcat), Sigrid Gulix (Apache), Susan Verberne (Leiden University), Pieter Klok (De Volkskrant), Rene Moerland (NRC Handelsblad), Lara Ankersmit (Financieele Dagblad) provided lectures and advice.