On Point Extra: The Digital Disruption Of News And Media

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How do we present and disseminate news to ever-changing consumers, hungry for fast and smart information in the digital age?

It's a question that gnaws at every news organization today, from legacy newspapers like the New York Times to online startups like BuzzFeed. What's the best way to reach and engage people when there's an avalanche of information coming their way?

To get at this question, our host Tom Ashbrook hosted a panel discussion with a few journalists turned technologists — Washington Post's director of strategic initiatives Jeremy Gilbert, director of programming Allison Rockey, and Gannett SVP & chief transformation officer Maribel Perez Wadsworth — at the Public Radio Content Conference in Washington. They dove into their strategies for engaging digital audiences with information they crave.

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This program aired on August 16, 2017.


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