April 2016

The Future of News in the Digital Age

The Lisbon Council convened the High-Level Roundtable on Media in the Digital Age: Innovation and New Business Models, shedding light on the changing economic landscape in the news-gathering business. Andrus Ansip, European Commission vice-president for the digital single market, discussed key priorities – and next steps on the digital single market. Thomas LindnerVorsitzender of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, brought a publisher’s perspective to the discussion; how can old businesses become new, and how can technology best be used to strengthen the vital task of news gathering and distribution in the age of the Internet? And Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, research director at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, shared unique insights and evidence on the future of media consumption and innovative business models in publishing.