In the age of Trump, fake news and celebrity headlines, it is easy to despair about the future of journalism. The New Zealand and global media are in a state of upheaval – the old economic models for print journalism are no longer viable, public funding has been neglected for decades, and the numbers of journalists employed by major news organisations are often in decline.
Mel Bunce, author of upcoming BWB Text The Broken Estate: Journalism in New Zealand, will discuss the state of journalism in New Zealand and the solutions needed to ensure its future. Her fresh analysis draws on the latest international research and addresses issues including media literacy, trust and misinformation.
This event is part of the BWB Winter Series. BWB acknowledges the support of Creative New Zealand.
New Zealander Mel Bunce is a senior lecturer in journalism at City, University of London where she researches and teaches on the international news media.