2017 Online Media Summit – How can online media defend press freedom in a city under siege? (3/12/2017)


2017 Online Media Summit – How can online media defend press freedom in a city under siege?

Presenters: Culture and Media Education Foundation, Hong Kong In-media
Media Partners: CitizenNews, Initium Media, Stand News, Inmediahk.net. , WKNews, Hong Kong Free Press
Other organization involved: Internet Society Hong Kong, Creative Commons Hong Kong

Date: 3/12/2017 (Sun)
Time: 2:00pm-6:30pm
Venue: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Ticket Price: $250 ( $70 to be allocated for sponsoring your chosen media partner, “Never let silence cover up the truth” tote Bag (Chinese version only), Book (《有種公民》,Chinese version only)
$100 ($70 to be allocated for sponsoring your chosen media partner)
$50 (Student’s one-day pass)

Online ticketing: www.fringebacker.com/zh-tw/projects/2017-online-media-summit

After the Umbrella Movement, online media outlets across the political spectrum raced for a share of social media platforms, and successive transformations in conventional media organisations took place. New media looks like a giant new market with great potential. But does it offer genuine opportunities? Or is it all an illusion?
Capital-deficient civic media groups, however, are gradually being marginalised amid the glittering new media. News stories become fragmented online, downgraded into objects for consumption. Can civic media groups continue exposing social injustice and setting the agenda to bring societal change?

When media operation depend on “clicks” and reader donations, winning “likes” becomes a route to survival. But is news reporting the same as merely attracting “likes”? Thought-provoking stories are usually not favoured by the general public, so how should we choose between “likes” and journalistic values and ethics? When the medium of dissemination changes, should the journalistic profession stay put or follow suit? Online media practitioners, scholars and seasoned journalists will come together for this seminar on the space for new media outlets, and their means for their survival.
Keynote Panel Discussion 2-4:15PM
Moderator: AU, Allan K. L., Professional Consultant of School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK
Speaker:Annie Zhang, Editor-in-Chief ((Initium Media))
Li Ka Chung Edward, Chief News Editor (Apple Action News)
Ken Lui, Assignment Editor (HK01)
Iam-chong Ip, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University and one of the founders of Hong Kong In-media and inmediahk.net
Part 1 ( 4:15-5:15PM)
CitizenNews: How can online media outlets cooperate to achieve a win-win?
WkNews: How to start up a media outlet if you are penniless?
InmediaHK: How to set yourself free from click rates and fake news?

Part 2 ( 5:30-6:30PM)
Stand News: Good wine needs no bush? In-depth news coverage online: inputs and challenges
Initium Media: Before entering into the discussion on cross-boundary connection, what are the questions we should ask?
HKFP: The importance of news literacy in an era of “fake news” and “filter bubbles.” (English Only)

Programme Enquiries
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