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French Philosopher Gabrielle Halpern at the WSIS+ 20 Forum: "The Future of News Media: AI, Revenue Models, and Democracy"

Updated: May 20




The French Philosopher Gabrielle Halpern speaks at the event WSIS + 20 Forum (World Summit on the Information Society). Alongside experts, she participates in a round table devoted to the question of the future of news media.


What is the role of news media today in our democracies? How could we think news media in the future?


The Future of News Media: AI, Revenue Models, and Democracy (The UN Brief)

Session 250


Wednesday, 29 May 2024 - 14:00–14:45 (UTC+02:00) Physical (on-site) and Virtual (remote) participation


Hear news media entrepreneurs, media policy academics, and a philosopher, Gabrielle Halpern, speak about building the future of journalism.


A conversation around the impact of AI on newsrooms, the global news media landscape, and new revenue models for news media organizations. We will take a look at Semafor's venture capital funded-model, philanthropic and foundations support for non-profit newsrooms, and multiple revenue sources' case studies to support independent press. Paywalls and fact-checking.  


We will address copyright issues, fact-checking, and discuss what news media organizations are focusing on in order to bring trustworthy, reliable, information to readers on tech policy issues. We will also discuss how to train the next generation of journalists and adopting AI tools for research, news production, and fact-checking.



The WSIS event is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD and co-hosted by ITU and the Swiss Confederation.


World Summit on the Information Society

AI for Good

The UN Brief



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