Global Journalism Reborn — What Difference Does It Make?

  1. A gap in the market: mainstream media has been so focused on survival and adaption to new market and technology conditions that it has concentrated domestically instead of the ‘opportunity to invent a modern, general-interest, global news business from scratch that serves unbiased journalism to a global audience and provides a high-quality platform for the best journalists in the world.’
  2. A huge unserved audience of ‘an English-speaking, college-educated, professional class of over 200 million people’ around the world
  3. A demand for global, ‘trusted news that confronts the scale of our challenges with a global outlook, sustained rigor, an independent world view, and editorial excellence.’
  4. They will provide objective journalism rather than the content created by ‘national media and global social networks [that] are too often cacophonous, tribal, partisan, radicalizing, algorithmically serving the lowest common denominator and amplifying the basest content, presenting people with alternate facts that they want to hear’.
New York Times reports that Ben Smith is leaving New York Times

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Journalist, LSE media professor, Polis think-tank director. Writes about journalism, UK & global politics

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Journalist, LSE media professor, Polis think-tank director. Writes about journalism, UK & global politics

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