The World Has Changed: Future of Journalism in a World of Misinformation
About The Webinar:
We live in a world where misinformation and fake news has been weaponized to form dangerous and divisive narratives, creating an adverse impact in society. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have again witnessed a huge increase in misinformation and the resultant pressure on the government, social media, and technology companies to create awareness and find the right solution.
In this webinar, we will be joined by the founders of Alt News and Confluence Media, two organisations that are working towards creating democratised news platforms while functioning in the current environment.
Why should you attend?
Join this webinar with two journalists, Pratik Sinha and Josy Joseph, as they share their learnings and insights, as they continue their battle against misinformation and the existing news infrastructure.
About The Speakers:
Pratik Sinha (Co-Founder, Alt News):
Pratik Sinha is the co-founder and editor of Alt News. Previously, he’s worked in multiple technology companies as a software engineer with his main focus area being wireless and embedded systems. He’s also a member of Jan Sangharsh Manch, a civil liberties organisation based in Ahmedabad.
Pratik Sinha became interested in exposing fake news when he began working with his activist parents in India. He had followed the rise of fake news as early as 2013 but was moved to start the website after realising the impact of social media in 2016. He quit freelancing as a software engineer in 2016 and founded Alt News the next year.
Josy Joseph (Founder, Confluence Media):
Josy Joseph, an award-winning journalist based in New Delhi, is the founder of Confluence Media which is a group of seasoned journalists, filmmakers and academics collaborating with
global partners to tell untold stories.
He was previously the National Security Editor of The Hindu newspaper. His stories have fostered greater public debate and have contributed to significant policy and systemic changes. His reporting has resulted in several high-profile officials being forced out of office, triggering the arrest of many others as well as federal criminal and military investigations.
Josy has also authored the book ‘A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India; in 2016, which examines and documents the democracy of modern India, drawing attention to corruption in both business and government, and the intertwining of money and muscle power in politics.
Capt. Raghu Raman (Founding CEO NATGRID):
Raghu Raman’s unique career profile has enabled him to learn, practice and teach first principles of organisational dynamics, strategy, transformations and the mindset shift that is needed to lead in a volatile and ever-changing world. Three distinctly varied working environments have enabled him to develop flexible frameworks of leadership. He has worked in the authoritarian style of leadership in the armed forces, the incentive-based environment of the corporate world and the process-driven & consensual style of leadership in the government. Raghu’s experience ranges from startups in the private sector, turning around companies and creating a new organisation from scratch in the government.