Join us December 1 for the second annual New Horizons in Journalism Conference, organized by the World Press Institute and supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation and the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria. We are honored to have Brian Beutler, Editor-in-Chief of Crooked Media, as the keynote speaker. Crooked Media is a pioneer and leader in the digital age of journalism offering podcasts, a news and opinion website, live events, and a live streaming presence. Its flagship podcast, Pod Save America, has over 175 million downloads.
At a time when institutions in Bulgaria and worldwide are under constant strain, the need for fair and accurate information is vital for democratic societies to function. The rise of the smartphone and other personal computing devices has flattened the information paradigm and made news easily accessible to billions of people. Yet who should the news consumer trust and how do they know that news they are receiving is accurate and fair with the constant deluge of disinformation and propaganda found online. Powerful interests are at play working to bend public opinion, control the narrative, and put pressure on journalists through intimidating and costly tactics such as SLAPP lawsuits. While larger news organizations in capital cities such as Sofia struggle to withstand attacks from these powerful institutions, how can local and smaller news organizations survive such pressures and continue to provide fair and accurate information for their communities.
Join us as leading journalists and experts explore these topics and more at the 2022 New Horizons in Journalism Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria on December 1.