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Verified and well-prepared information all too often gets lost in the flood of targeted disinformation attacks and an avalanche of opinions. How can quality journalism survive when it is threatened both by lack of public trust and by the powerful players in the attention economy (e.g. Facebook, Google, etc.)?

Promotion of media and information literacy is one of the crucial strategies for the sustainability of qualitative journalism. Media literacy empowers readers and journalists to differentiate between trustworthy news sources and manipulation and thereby increases supply and demand of quality reporting. Media literate readers are also more willing to pay for quality content from sources they trust (see Digital News Report 2020). Media literacy can therefore be an important element in rebuilding trust in media and secure new models of financing, helping news outlets and journalists assert themselves in today’s contested media environment.


6.45 PM (CET) - Informal aperitif: Join us for a first get to know!
7.00 PM (CET) - Public discussion & streaming
8.00 PM (CET) - Informal networking: Let’s stay together for another chat & drink (open end)

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The idea of kitchen talks

Our ​​online kitchen talks originates from the offline kitchen talks that have become a tradition of our international media conferences that took place every year in a different European country before the pandemic: local journalists invite their international colleagues to their homes to talk over life, politics and similarly important things with a bottle of wine or beer.

In the online version, we basically follow the same scheme. It is a distinct informal setting where one of our members invites us to their kitchen via Zoom and moderates 60 min of public discussion around one topic. This part is also streamed on our Facebook page. Two or three guests from different countries - usually journalists working around the topic - give short inputs and answer questions.

After one hour we end the Facebook stream and the Zoom-participants continue for 30 minutes with an informal but structured networking sessions where memebers of out network have an oportunity to exchange with other persons working around the same topic.

08.07.2021 19:00 through 20:30