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Invitation: #newsocracy – safeguarding journalism & exploring owner influence – conference hosted by Nessa Childers

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Thursday 5 May 2016

You are invited to a conference hosted by Nessa Childers MEP

Friday 3rd June – Radisson Blu, Dublin 8

While the conference is free of charge, prior booking is essential.  Please click here to reserve your place.

This all-day conference will question the concept of media diversity and ownership in both online and traditional print media – and explore the implications for traditional notions of democratic accountability and journalistic independence.

To seek an answer to these questions and explore issues around ownership and challenges presented by online news sources two pieces of research will be launched on the day. The research undertaken by Nessa Childers in partnership with the Institute For Future Media and Journalism (FUJO / DCU) examines the relationship between large media shareholders and media content through coverage of four major news stories in Ireland between the years 2012 to 2015 – and the second piece of research looks at how social media affects different news organisations differently through a series of interviews with these organisations to find out about their experiences.

Conference Programme

The conference is funded by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom in partnership with the European Federation of Journalists.

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