Mar 19, 2021

Journalism in a Disinformation Pandemic: Lessons in Truth Telling

  • Bill Emmott Former Editor-In-Chief The Economist

    Bill Emmott
    Former Editor-In-Chief The Economist

  • Shekhar Gupta Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ThePrint

    Shekhar Gupta
    Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ThePrint

To understand safeguards for journalism in a polarized society.

Context

In a polarized world even large news and media organisations openly take sides and back establishments, political personalities and ideologies. Journalists and journalism seem to be caught in this atmosphere and often become a victim of rhetoric. An information overload has also brought with it pressures on fact checking and honest reportage in a 24/7 environment.

Our key speakers, internationally renowned author and journalist Bill Emmott, and FounderĀ & Editor-In-Chief of ThePrint Shekhar Gupta will outline their thoughts on the importance of core values in journalism and how it needs to re-invent itself to combat present day challenges.

Focus areas of discussion

  • How to insulate journalism from propaganda?
  • How can we bolster factual reportage?
  • Has the role of journalists changed?
  • How can journalists cope with an information overload?

Experts

Bill Emmott
Bill Emmott
Former Editor-In-Chief The Economist

Shekhar Gupta
Shekhar Gupta
Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ThePrint