'Schuler Democracy Forum Launch: Mark Little on ‘Media for Humanity’'
Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 4 – 5pm
A lecture by Mark Little to launch the Trinity Long Room Hub’s Schuler Democracy Forum on the United Nations International Day of Democracy 2021.
Mark Little has spent 30 years working on the faultline of media, technology and democracy. In 'Media for Humanity - a brief history of the future of journalism', his inaugural talk as Schuler Democracy Forum Media Fellow, he looks back on three decades of media disruption and builds the optimist's case for a new era of purpose-driven journalism.
Mark Little is an entrepreneur, journalist and Trinity College graduate. He spent 20 years in broadcast news, as a reporter and presenter for RTE. He was the station's first Washington Correspondent. In 2001, he won the Irish TV Journalist of the Year award for his reporting from Afghanistan. He was also anchor of the current affairs programme Prime Time, and wrote three books about US and world affairs. In 2010, he founded the world's first social news agency Storyful, which was eventually sold to News Corp. He worked for Twitter, as Vice President for Media in Europe and Managing Director of its International Headquarters. In 2017, he co-founded Kinzen, which combines editorial skills and artificial intelligence to protect online conversations and communities. Mark also served on the Future of Media Commission, established by the Irish government in 2020 to provide a strategy for the future of public media in Ireland.
Schuler Democracy Forum is a new three-year initiative, funded by Dr Beate Schuler, that engages Trinity's research in the arts and humanities with questions relating to the media and democracy. Working with media, enterprise, policymakers and civil society organisations, the Forum is committed to transforming research into real-world practice and activity.
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Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Room: Online webinar
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
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