The nature of journalism puts reporters in the firing line of internet trolls. Claire Wolfe argues that without being properly trained in how to deal with attacks, journalists could self-censor their comments online and dilute their role as guardians of freedom of speech and the exchange of ideas.
Web Summit in Lisbon is the biggest tech conference on the planet, with numerous tech CEOs as speakers, over a thousand start-ups, and 70,000 attendees, one of whom was Carolyn Morgan. She went along to hear about the latest tech trends and to try and figure out what they might mean for publishers.
The line between publishing and broadcasting has been blurring for some time now and the recent upsurge in podcasting has accelerated the trend. Publishers are taking their place on the main podcast platforms alongside traditional broadcasters. Christian Bennett talks to Ciar Byrne about The Guardian’s latest series, Today in Focus.