Journalism and Democracy in the age of Polarization

A debate with Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times

Both journalism and democracy are in the process of transition – and many would say in crisis. Faced with the increasing dominance of digital platforms, majority of professional news media are fighting for economic survival as well as for regaining audience’s trust, while many countries are witnessing the rise of populism and growing polarization, threatening the very foundations of democracy. How do journalists and media organizations respond to these challenges, and what can they do to bridge the widening societal gaps that are often exploited by populists? How can they counter the influx of disinformation and “fake news” while still protecting free speech? What is the place and future of traditional journalistic norms such as objectivity, impartiality and balance in the allegedly post-truth age, and in an increasingly polarized media landscape?

Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times and former Director-General of BBC
Jiří Hošek, journalist, SeznamTV
Emma Smetana, journalist, moderator of DVTV
Michael Žantovský, diplomat, Director of Václav Havel Library
Václav Štětka, media scholar, Loughborough University

Podrobnosti události

Začátek události
23. 9. 2019 17:30 - 19:00
Místo konání
Knihovna Václava Havla, Ostrovní 13, Praha 1
Webové stránky
Centrum pro studium politické filozofie, etiky a náboženství
Typ události
Konference a přednášky