Live and Dangerous: Journalism and the Real-Time Social Web
Free Public Lecture
Copland Theatre, Basement Level
Berkeley Street, Carlton
T: 9035 5092
Modern journalism is enabled by the reach and power of technology platforms and social networks to broadcast anything from anywhere in the world. Terrorist attacks become horrifying theatre, our attention drawn to events and their aftermath as they unfold, and the 'breaking news' organisation is anyone with a mobile phone and a social media account. As Facebook Live becomes the window on all events, and mobile technology turns anyone into a potential broadcasting unit, how do we decide what to report and what to edit? Who is in control and what is the role for legacy broadcasters and news organisations in this new world?
Emily Bell is the founding director of Columbia University’s highly regarded Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a leading authority on digital journalism.
The 2016 A. N. Smith Lecture in Journalism has been rescheduled after being cancelled in October 2016.
Dr Emily Bell, Director,Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Dr Emily Bell
Director,Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Tow Centre for Journalism, Columbia University
Emily Bell is the founding director of Columbia University’s highly regarded Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a leading authority on digital journalism. Before founding the Center in 2010, Emily Bell worked for Guardian News and Media as editorinchief across Guardian websites and directing digital content.