“We’ve been hacked”
We would like to invite you to join JamLab’s first event in a series of roundtable dialogues on the future of journalism in South Africa. Internet and social media platforms have, intentionally or not, hacked the business models and the social and political roles of journalism here and across the world. The recent Cambridge Analytica files offer the latest evidence of how the roles of media are being undermined by a wide range of actors from propagandists, data scientists, political lobby groups and others.
What should we do and what will work? Should we be looking to new regulation? Are there opportunities to work with advertisers? Could news organisations be doing a better job of differentiating themselves from the clutter and junk? Are there technical solutions that could help? Our goal will be to focus the discussion on mapping and shaping the future rather than simply describing the problems of the present.
The confirmed speakers for the dialogue are Siyabona Africa from the South African Media Innovation Program, Khadija Patel, editor of the Mail and Guardian and Tiso Blackstar’s managing editor, digital Riaan Wolmarans.
Where: Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct
When: 4 April 2018
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