Prague Media Point

Prague Media Point Conference: Media in the Post-Truth World

Date: November 2, 2017 – November 4, 2017
Location: New York University Prague (Richtrův dům, Malé náměstí 11/459, Prague 1), Czech Republic

Media in the Post-Truth World: The New Marketplace of (Dis)information

The surprising decision of the UK to depart the EU and equally stunning win of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential elections have provided dramatic confirmation of long-term trends in the way people consume information, providing further evidence that so-called legacy media are now playing an even smaller role in influencing individual choice. The central challenges facing the media in 2017 are to regain some of the lost credibility that has led to a general lack of trust and also identify new roles or redefine old ones in the current communication ecosystem. What then is the mix of old and new in the marketplace of ideas affecting people’s political choices and overall local and worldviews? What sources are now most trusted, and do gatekeepers matter anymore? Are people even searching for the “truth” or simply what fits their already-predefined opinions?  #PragueMediaPoint

Prague Media Point 2017