Event: Is social media killing journalism?

Panel, L to R: Shira Center, Paul Singer and Lauren Dezenski.

Social media channels — such as Facebook, Twitter and Google — are making it easier for reporters to seek out diverse voices and reach new audiences outside their local markets. But while social media has been instrumental in driving traffic to news organizations, political interest groups have also used it to manipulate news coverage and public opinion in a way that has had an impact on the U.S. political process.

Join WGBH and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting for this timely panel asking “Is social media killing journalism?” This panel features experts representing diverse viewpoints. Light reception to follow.

  • Paul Singer: Investigations Editor for New England Center for Investigative Reporting and WGBH
  • Shira Center: Assistant News Editor (editor, state and city politics), The Boston Globe
  • Lauren Dezenski: Editor, Massachusetts Playbook, Politico
  • Laura Colarusso, Moderator: Digital Managing Editor, WGBH

When: 7 to 9 pm, Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Where: WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton, MA

How: Tickets are free with a suggested donation of $10 or more.

WGBH and the nonprofit New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) at Boston University partner to investigate stories that expose injustice and hold the powerful accountable. Working from `WGBH’s newsroom, NECIR reporters produce stories for radio, television, print and online that garner awards and spur changes in the law, policy and behavior.