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Past Event

Quality Journalism: Threats and Opportunities

May 3, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Zoom

On World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul and International Press Institute, founded at Columbia University in 1950, will host a webinar on “Quality Journalism: Threats and Opportunities” with distinguished speakers. This event will focus on freedom of the press and independent media, and there will be simultaneous translation into Turkish and English during the event.

3 Mayıs Dünya Basın Özgürlüğü Günü’nde, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul ve 1950 yılında Columbia Üniversitesi’nde kurulan Uluslararası Basın Enstitüsü (IPI) ile ortak düzenlediğimiz “Nitelikli Gazetecilik: Sınırlar ve Fırsatlar” başlıklı webinarımıza davetlisiniz. Basın özgürlüğünün ve bağımsız medyanın durumunun ele alınacağı etkinlikte eş zamanlı çeviri hizmeti sağlanacaktır.

What will be discussed during this webinar?
- How did political, social, and technological developments in the past 70 years impact journalism in Turkey and the world?
- How do Turkey's news media outlets cope with press freedom violations and the ongoing business model crisis?
- What are the impacts, reach, and needs of Turkey's independent media in the age of global platforms?
- What is the future of news media? What are the threats and opportunities for journalism and the public good?

Webinarda Neler Konuşulacak?
- Türkiye'de ve dünyada 70 yılı aşkın süredir yaşanan siyasi, toplumsal ve teknolojik gelişmeler gazeteciliği nereden alıp nereye getirdi?
- Basın özgürlüğü ihlallerinden, dijitalleşmeyle beraber yaşanan iş modeli krizine dek zorluklar Türkiye'de medyayı nasıl etkiliyor?
- Küresel platformlar çağında Türkiye'de bağımsız medyanın etkisi, erişimi ve ihtiyaçları neler? Dünya medyası nereye gidiyor?
- Gazetecilik ve kamu yararı için geleceğin fırsatları nerede, sınırlar nasıl şekilleniyor? 

Speakers: 

Faruk Bildirici started journalism in Cumhuriyet Newspaper in 1980. He worked as a martial law and education correspondent during the 12 September military period, and later as a reporter for the Prime Ministry, ANAP, and the parliament. He moved to Hürriyet Newspaper in October 1992. While working as a news manager in Ankara, he also worked on article series; he wrote portraits and interviews. He served as the Reader Representative (Ombudsman) of Hürriyet newspaper for nine years. Since he was laid off from Hürriyet on May 4, 2019, he has been writing media criticisms as "Media ombudsman" on his own website. Most recently, his book, "The Ombudsman of Media: The Media of the Palace" was published. 

Emre Kizilkaya is the vice president of the national committee for the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), and the project editor of Journo, a non-profit news platform supported by Turkey's Journalists' Union (TGS) and the EU. He worked for the daily Hurriyet from 2003 to 2019 in various roles, including the head of digital content. He was selected by Harvard University for Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship in 2019. In his career, Kizilkaya received multiple awards from professional organizations, including the Turkish Journalists’ Association (TGC) and the International News Media Association (INMA). He is pursuing a Ph.D. study at Galatasaray University.

Minez Bayülgen was born in 1986 in Hamburg, Germany. She studied Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University (FIU). Bayülgen worked as a reporter at Diken for 3 years and produced content for different media outlets as a freelancer. In 2020, she co-founded a daily newsletter called Kapsül News, where she works as editor-in-chief.

Scott Griffen is deputy director at the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers, and journalists defending press freedom since 1950. He is the author of numerous IPI reports on diverse topics related to press freedom and independent journalism and has led or participated in dozens of IPI press freedom missions around the world. Griffen comments regularly on issues related to press freedom and media pluralism in international media. He holds degrees from Yale University and King’s College London.