Around the world, quality journalism is being challenged from all sides. The economic crisis, fuelled by rapid digital change, is putting pressure on traditional media. Connected with the rise of social media, trust in professional journalism is in decline. Moreover, political pressures are restricting freedom of expression in an increasing number of countries. What are the promising new business models and alternative media concepts that can support media professionalism and sustainability?

Watch the discussion from the panel session “Quality journalism in insecure times: new ways forward” held on May 19, 2017 at the IPI World Congress in Hamburg. The panel was organised in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)’s Media Program South East Europe.

Christian Spahr, Director Media Program SEE, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Anna Babinets, Editor, OCCRP
Joan Chirwa, Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The Mast
Florian Nehm, Head of Corporate Sustainability & EU-Affairs, Axel Springer SE