08 JANUARY 2018 / Journalism in a time of Crisis and Crisis in Journalism

Why is the credibility of news being constantly challenged, why we keep choosing social media platforms as a news source and how can one avoid falling into the trap of fake news? Is the disregard for modern journalism worldwide a sign of modern times or does its roots go back?

In an era of overabundance of information and sources, the challenges and opportunities facing modern journalism in Greece and the rest of the world will be the topic of discussion among scientists and representatives of the field at the 3rd DIALOGUES event entitled: “Journalism in a time of Crisis and Crisis in Journalism."

Journalism experts will delve into the factors that hamper investigative journalism, namely the lack of resources, as well as past practices that have brought about an overall crisis in the media sector. In addition, the discussion will address the power of Internet, examining whether it can be a powerful tool for credible and independent journalism.

Journalists Sofia Papaioannou, Aris Chatzistefanou and Kostas Zafeiropoulos, will discuss whether investigative reporting still has its place in Greek media in relation to the past as well as to other countries. Associate Professor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nikos Panagiotou, will explain how contemporary trends in news consumption, given the omnipresence of the Internet, determine the future of the media. Valentinos Tzekas, student at the Department of Applied Informatics of the University of Macedonia will present an algorithm that attempts to assist with the detection of fake news, as well as with preventing them from spreading online. The discussion will be moderated by journalist Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

The first SNF fellows at the Columbia Journalism School in New York who attended intensive courses in journalism this past summer will join us to share their experiences and thoughts on the future prospects of journalism. During the event the SNF Scholarship Program that runs for the second year will also be presented, offering the opportunity to journalists from Greece to participate in specialized training courses in video production, investigative and data journalism.

The 3rd DIALOGUES event will take place on Thursday, January 18th, at 17:30 PM, at the Lighthouse of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

DIALOGUES are open to the public. Participation is secured via electronic pre-registration, on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Kindly be advised that while the event has been fully booked, during the day of event, on the spot,  there will be a waiting list for no shows.

The event will be live streamed on the SNF webiste at www.SNF.org/live and  will also be available on demand in both video and podcast format on the SNF’s website.