The Guardian commentator Roy Greenslade took part in a lunchtime seminar on the future of new media during the NUJ Irish Biennial Conference. The seminar was also addressed by NUJ President Donnacha DeLong.
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.
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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