The Challenge for News

Sept. 11, 2014 08:00 - 09:30


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In a few short years, the world of news media has been utterly transformed by the internet and smartphones. Who would want to be a journalist or publisher in 2014? 

Some days, the news turns its attention on itself and tells the story of how technology, social media and fickle readers have destroyed fabled, traditional media brands - and how upstarts such as Buzzfeed have grown via bewildering new business models. But in other cases, we've seen old media adapt successfully to the new world - introducing innovative changes to business models and employment conditions. And it's not just newspapers that have had to change: traditional TV is another turbulent area, where consumers and employees are being offered new alternatives at the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger.

So, on a global scale, what exactly is happening to the news and the media that delivers it? How are news consumers, technology and social media combining to cause such a maelstrom? And what do we know about media company strategies for the future?

Today, our speakers from the Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, are deeply immersed in this turbulent field - keeping track of changes in the global media landscape and closely following the latest trends in digital news consumption.


- The Director of the Reuters Institute Dr David Levy
- Author of the Reuters Institute Digital Report Nic Newman 

Both speakers are visiting Tokyo in September to share with Japan their knowlege and insights, and findings of the 
Reuters Institute Digital Report.

JBS members will attend this event.


Background: Reuters Institute Digital Report

Its reports reveal new insights based on a YouGov survey of over 18,000 online news consumers in the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Denmark and Finland, as well as Japan. Their research covers the growth of tablets and smartphones as well as generational and country based differences in media usage. It also includes analysis on the role of impartial news in a digital world and the role of social media in finding and distributing news. You can find this year's report here.


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Venue Information

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Alder Room (Mitsui Main Bldg 4F = Mitsui Tower 3F)

Direct access on foot from
Mitsukoshi-mae station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line

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Member Cost: ¥5,500

Non-Members Cost: ¥7,500