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04/11/2017 - 04/11/2017 | Berlin

The evolution of journalism – Competing or becoming entertainment?

A talk by Tim O'Brien (General Manager of Global Communications at Microsoft). Moderation: Daniela Stockmann (Professor of Digital Politics and Media, Hertie School of Governance).

New digital technologies are having an impact on many industries. This also includes media, which has entered a constant state of change in the age of the internet. This business model disruption has the potential to change the role of media serving the public. While journalism is very much alive, the business model is struggling. Competing with other forms of entertainment and the need to be profitable are changing the equation, including topics such as fake news.

In his talk, Tim O’Brien will discuss the transformation of media, and how the intersection of entertainment, business, and news is shaping today’s media environment across all mediums of consumption. What can other countries with similar media systems learn from the US experience?

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04/11/2017 13:00 - 04/11/2017 14:00

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Hertie School of Governance
Forum, 1st floor
Friedrichstraße 180
10117 Berlin

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all interested persons

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transregional, national

Subject areas:

Media and communication sciences, Politics, Social studies

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Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion




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