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Saturday, May 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
To each their own: Different local media models and their audiences

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Local journalism and reporting on issues affecting people at the local level are key for the public to regain trust in the media. However, online news, the explosion of social media and the crisis of the advertising-based traditional news business model meant many local media outlets went bust.
Still, this new media environment also allowed for new kinds of local media to emerge. In this session, we'll be hearing from several such new local media in Europe about their different business models and relationships with their audiences.
Do you want to know more about local media co-ops and local media owned by their audiences? Is multi-city-based reporting the way to go forward? What's the potential of street papers for journalists to connect to their audience?

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Lucas Batt

Coordinator, Reference - the European Independent Media Circle
I'm part of a small team coordinating Reference, an exciting new network for European independent media. My role focuses in particular on community building and facilitating knowledge exchange, with the aim of strengthening network connections and accelerating collective learning... Read More →
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Alice Facchini

Freelance journalist
I am a freelance journalist based in Bologna, Italy, since September 2018. I write features for web magazines Internazionale, Osservatorio Diritti and Q Code Magazine, covering social and environmental issues and human rights violations.Between 2016 and 2017 I lived in South America... Read More →
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Pierre Leibovici

Engagement Lead, Mediacités
Pierre manages engagement projects at Mediacités, a local investigative news organization based in Lille, Lyon, Nantes, and Toulouse. He works along with readers to get story tips, questions, and feedback to better serve their needs and improve the impact of Mediacités’ stories... Read More →
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Julien Vinzent

Journalist and president, Marsactu

Saturday May 18, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 BST