A visitor taps through news on a tablet at the Google Digitial News Initiative stand at the Re:publica 17 conference on digital society on May 8, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The Re:publica, now in its 10th year, examines the confluence of digitial socety with media, government, entertainment, technology and culture.

A visitor taps through news on a tablet at the Google Digitial News Initiative stand at the Re:publica 17 conference on digital society on May 8, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The Re:publica, now in its 10th year, examines the confluence of digitial socety with media, government, entertainment, technology and culture.

News publishing used to be a big priority for the press. Now, many newsrooms let tech companies worry about that.

The increasing involvement of social media platforms in how news is distributed has led to more content filtering and control over which stories get traction in your newsfeed. It’s also changed the economic model and organizational structure in traditional newsrooms.

Are we ready for social media to become the “mainstream media”?

Guests

  • Taylor Owen Professor of digital media and global affairs, University of British Columbia; senior fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University's School of Journalism

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