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TMR 2021: Watching Big Tech- Chitranshu Tewari and Julia Angwin

TMR 2021: Watching Big Tech- Chitranshu Tewari and Julia Angwin

Update: 2021-11-12
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In the session of the Media Rumble 2021, titled "Watching Big Tech", Chitranshu Tewari, director, product and revenue, at Newslaundry, was in conversation with Julia Angwin. A Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Julia is the co-founder of Markup, a news portal best known for its investigative journalism in the field of technology. The objective of the session was to discuss tech reporting and the challenges faced by newsrooms such as Markup. Julia talked about hotly debated issues such as inequality in content moderation of online speech in countries like India vis à vis the United States. She also talked about the revenue models of media platforms like Markup, changes in the tech journalism space, and the increase in reader interest in the ramifications of unregulated big tech.


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0:00 to 1:48 Introduction

1:48 to 5:0 Programmers in the newsroom: using technology to report on technology

5:01 to 10:12 Importance of releasing data sets and transparency

10:12 to 13:00 Balancing source protection with reader trust

13:00 to 16:43 Policy framework to ensure that platforms do not block information access

16:43 to 22:22 Inequality in content moderation of online speech

22:22 to 29:00 Revenue model for tech reporting and use of third party trackers

29:00 to 31:00 Change in tech reporting space from consumer driven to public interest

32:37 to 35:14 Reader interest and awareness in tech stories

35:14 to 41:42 Media Imperialism and Parachute Journalism

41:42 to 43:10 Ways to distribute content beyond mainstream social media



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TMR 2021: Watching Big Tech- Chitranshu Tewari and Julia Angwin

TMR 2021: Watching Big Tech- Chitranshu Tewari and Julia Angwin