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Academics address changes in the production and consumption of journalism

28 February 2020

The Communications and Digital Committee holds its second evidence session on the future of journalism when it hears from academic experts Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Dr Seth Lewis.


Tuesday 3 March, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Director of Research Development and Environment, Cardiff University School of Journalism Media and Cultural Studies; and
  • Dr Seth Lewis, Associate Professor, Shirley PapĂ© Chair in Emerging Media, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

This evidence session will give an overview of how to address changes in both the production and consumption of journalism and explain the findings of academic research in these areas.

Possible lines of questioning

Questions likely to be asked include:

  • What do you see as the biggest challenges for different news providers? What are the best examples of successful innovation to meet those challenges?
  • How have digital technologies changed the production of journalism and how successfully have journalists adapted to these changes in the newsroom?
  • How have social media and online search engines changed the consumption and production of news?
  • How significant is the role of citizen journalism and how different is citizen journalism from other kinds of journalism?
  • How could news providers better represent and engage with different communities, including those least likely to trust journalists or follow the news?

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