Media Unlimited director Magda Abu-Fadil spoke on the rising impact of social media on traditional journalism and how ethics can balance it out at a Qatar gathering of experts.
She focused on Lebanon as a case study in the Arab world in the wake of neighboring revolutions, conflicts and the country’s own internal problems.
The October 2015 event grouped researchers from Aljazeera’s Center for Studies.
Abu-Fadil shed light on how news operations had morphed in recent years to cater to how news is consumed today as well as to the changing definition of journalism.
Participants also discussed the rising impact of platforms such as the all-news/current events channel and site Aljazeera Plus on the future of news.