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Media forum in Delhi to address questions related to journalism

Jul 12, 2017

With the Internet changing the world, we can witness the most remarkable impact on journalism in the digital age.

New Delhi: On July 21st and 22nd, The Media Rumble (TMR), a news forum taking place at Bikaner House, New Delhi aims to address questions related to journalism. The first of its kind forum will feature some of the most experienced news professionals from across the world and India including Mike Rezendes, Suki Kim, Rob Wjinberg, Dhanya Rajendran, Ritu Sarin, Neha Dixit, Vir Das, Rohin Dharmakumar, Rajeev Chandrashekar, R Jagannathan, Pratik Sinha and many more.

The two-day forum will discuss and explore the potential of journalism, its limitations and the best of journalism in the world in regard to reportage, business practices and technologies. The Media Rumble will include panel discussions, film screenings, talks, interviews and exclusive masterclasses culminating with a stand-up comedy performance on the theme of media and politics.

This inaugural edition of TMR will feature discussions on subjects as diverse as investigative reporting, media ethics, the role of satire in journalism, the advent new technology and new funding models and other topics. Complex and layered themes such as the commercial viability of news, corporate ownership and media freedom, India’s diverse regional press and traversing the tyranny of distance in reportage will also be debated and addressed at this forum.

Attendees will have the opportunity to witness open and uninhibited discussions between media stalwarts, influencers and experts, engage in dialogue and attend exclusive sessions addressed by global journalists.

Looking forward to the association, Saurabh Doshi, Head, Media Partnerships at Facebook, said, “We are delighted to support The Media Rumble and partner in their efforts in promoting robust discussions that help healthy news ecosystem and quality journalism in India. We congratulate The Media Rumble team for this initiative."

Speaking about the thought behind the event, Madhu Trehan, Co-Founder, Newslaundry said, “The Media Rumble is a great opportunity for us to debate the various facets of media in an increasingly intensified and complex media environment. With The Media Rumble, we wish to create thought-provoking debates, involving voices from diverse parts of the world.”

“We are excited to launch The Media Rumble in association with Newslaundry. The forum will focus on issues including on delineating the multiple fakes from the real voices of factual reportage to set the bar, amidst an impressive gathering of media professionals, students and media watchdogs.” says Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts.

Facebook is the presenting partner for The Media Rumble, 2017. There is a huge synergy in the challenges news organizations tackle and the challenges which social media deals with as one of the primary platforms for news consumption.  As presenting partner, it hopes to help create an open, dynamic, informative and holistic forum on journalism, on a scale not yet seen in India.

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