New Directions, New Challenges
Edited By Stephen Cushion and Richard Sambrook
Chapter 3: The View from Europe: “All Views” First
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The View from Europe: “All Views” First
MICHAEL PETERS, CEO, EURONEWS
The news media environment has changed and keeps changing—it is a journey and ephemerality is the timeframe. New platforms, new social networks constantly appear and the audiences are keen to discover new watercooler spaces in which to interact.
What is the future of TV news? To say it straight: I believe that traditional 24-hour TV news channels have had their day. Yet, I am nonetheless very optimistic about information media’s future, TV included.
TODAY’S NEWS MEDIA PARADOXES
The news media industry is evolving at an incredible pace. It evolves so fast that several major paradoxes have emerged. I believe that solving these paradoxes is the key to surviving the next era of news media.
Let me step back for a moment and look at the world we live in. Over the past 50 years, our world has dramatically changed. We live in an uneven and unrestful age. We see, in places, sagging enthusiasm for democracy, polarisation of opinion, disengagement from society and a crisis of citizenship. Irredentism explodes and, as geographical borders lose importance in this digital world, we observe increased nationalist movements and societies getting more and more fragmented. Over the past 20 years, the number of traditional media has been amplified with the rise of new media and purely digital players. Information is now available everywhere....
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