On July 14, some of the best minds from across the digital and media landscape will discuss an urgent challenge: How to ensure a vibrant future for journalism. Vint Cerf, widely known as “one of the fathers of the internet,” will lead the conversation with visionaries from Google News, Luminate and the Media Development Investment Fund -- who will share their views on the way forward.
This conversation comes at a time when news organizations face declining ad revenue and audiences are reluctant to pay for content, problems exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our panelists will address key issues: What are the most successful strategies for growth? What role, if any, should governments play in supporting independent news? Are startups finding new revenue streams to support their news outlets? What do we do about news deserts, particularly in the Global South?
Join Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, and Sharon Moshavi, Senior Vice President of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), for a fascinating panel featuring: Richard Gingras, Vice President, Google News; Nishant Lalwani, Managing Director, Luminate; and Patricia Torres-Burd, Managing Director, Media Advisory Services, for the Media Development Investment Fund.