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FREE SPEECH BATTLES - Between a Rock and Hard Place: Securing the Future of Independent News (Mark Thompson)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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​SERIOUS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM FACES two existential threats: economic destruction because of the failure of so many news organizations to find an adequate response to the digital challenge; and political and cultural rejection, not just by a new generation of populist leaders but by activists and pressure groups across the ideological spectrum. MARK THOMPSON, the outgoing CEO of The New York Times and a former Director-General of the BBC, explores these two – profoundly interconnected threats – and proposes how the news business can fight back and secure its own future.