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Reuters Institute report released at World Economic Forum in Davos, 2019

A new report from the Reuters Institute outlining major themes in journalism and their impact on the future of the industry was released during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 24 2019. Co-author Rasmus Kleis Nielsen launched More Important, But Less Robust? Five Things Everybody Needs to Know about the Future of Journalism during a keynote address at a panel discussion hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, titled Disinformation, Populism and Business: Navigating the Digital News Revolution.

Panelists were Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, Sylvia Kauffman, Le Monde and Mark Pieth, Basel Institute on Governance. The panel was chaired by Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The report by Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute, and Meera Selva, Director of the Institute's Journalist Fellowship Programme, explored the challenging media environment of growing information inequality, threatened business models, and the role of digital media as both gatekeepers to news and also enablers of news diversity. The report finds that the best journalism is better than ever.

A recording of the address is below:

Read report More Important, But Less Robust?