Greenslade and President debate future of media in Dublin
Donnacha DeLong, Phil Macgillabhain and Roy Greenslade on the panel - © Maxwell
10 October 2011
The Guardian commentator Roy Greenslade and Donnacha DeLong, NUJ President, took part in a lunchtime seminar on the future of new media during the NUJ Irish Biennial Delegate Conference on Saturday. The seminar was chaired by Phil Macgiollabhain, who represents the new media sector on the Irish executive council.
Roy Greenslade said the future of journalism is participatory and he highlighted recent examples including the exposure of police actions during the G20 protests in London and the MP’s expenses scandal.
Donnacha DeLong discussed new forms of journalism and the desire of journalists, regardless of qualifications or experience, to go where things are happening and to tell the truth about it. He also referred to the example of the Camden New Journal as a model of quality local journalism.
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