Front Page, Home Page and Beyond: News in the 21st Century
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Hear digital innovator and Northwestern University Professor Owen Youngman and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Fuller pore over how the digital age has taken the news industry by storm. "The rise of digital technology has revolutionized journalism and the way the public searches for and consumes news," according to promotional materials. "Traditional news media worldwide have been challenged to change their business models as readers increasingly rely on digital and social media platforms for their daily news. This digital revolution has also cultivated a proliferation of outlets and reporters — both professional and amateur — which, when coupled with heightened consumer demand for immediacy, puts media companies under increasing pressure to report the news in an engaging, rapid-fire fashion. Can reporters exist in this noisy information environment without sacrificing traditional journalistic standards of integrity and credibility?"