Chai & Just Chat: Media
Chai & Just Chat: Media
A panel discussion on the past, present and the future of journalism, the role it plays in the local community, and its impact on influencing public / opinion / civic engagement.
Gina Sandoval, News Director, Telemundo Atlanta
Andy Miller, GA Health News
Soniah Kamal, Fiction writer
Nydia Tisdale, Community Journalist
Parthiv Parekh, editor-in-chief, Khabar Magazine
Alfreda Stukes, National Radio personality
Diana Keough, Digital media enterpreneur
Vikas Rattan Goyal, Social media journalist
Closing comments by Jay Francis Springs, Media Consultant.
The proposed Chai & Just Chat panel of journalists will examine the evolving business models, impact of digital platforms and changes in the media industry. Discussion will include the past, present and future of journalism, the role in the local community and the impact on influencing public opinion / civic engagement. Panel journalists will highlight the kinds of stories they have worked on and how it has changed lives. Safety and preventive measures for journalists and media workers.
The Chai and Just Chat is designed to encourage discussion on the role of the press, lessons & challenges journalists face in covering the fast-moving, and the role of social media unites or divides, opinion driven news and the role of citizens in ensuring a robust and effective press.
Experts will discuss the efforts to strengthen credibility to educate a new generation about news gathering and journalistic ethics. What are the factors influencing credibility of the "mainstream news". Should the audience be responsible to evaluate the truth from false or decide what they value? How is news perceived by young people vs adults?
Additionally listen to the practical Reflections from new generation journalists.
The power of public dialogue between subject matter experts, journalists, social media experts, print media editors and reporters will not only address the credibility of mainstream news but also discuss the news perceived by the young people vs. adults.
What’s in it for you:
After the Chai & Just Chat, it is anticipated that we will accomplish the following:
- What does it take to succeed in journalism today? How journalists face challenges when faced with violence, harassment, intimidation, degrading treatment or abduction.
- How to ensure transparency and accountability in the conduct of public affairs and public interest by journalists and non-journalists.
- Strengthen our knowledge that are essential to the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of all individuals, as well as to the right to development.
- Understanding the underlying causes of violence against journalists.
- media and journalism educators to share information and perspective on media response to the climate change debate, with a particular focus on developing nations and the effect of climate change in these regions.
- Open lines of communication with civil society and journalists and media workers through partnerships.
Findings, conclusions and action plans resulting from our Chai & Just Chat will help promote broader understanding of the critical role journalists and media workers play to disseminate information.
Date: Sat July 28, 2018
Venue: Ashiana Meeting Hall, Global Mall, 5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross, GA 30071