Samaajika: The Media Conclave

Social media and its impact on mainstream journalism

Samaajika: The Media Conclave

The list of social media tools probably runs along for pages and with rapid technological changes in numerous industries, corporations like news media can barely keep up. The seemingly tried and trusted method of giving out information through newspapers, media houses and other corporations is transforming by large. Because today’s public is not just satiated with bland information; they expect to be able to pick their stories, and contribute to the content and express opinions as well. This revolution somewhere hints to the birth of a new movement that prima facie focuses on some of the key aspects of journalism; being transparency, authenticity and giving voice to the viewers.

It stands to reason that the social media shift has changed the current state of traditional and watchdog journalism. However, with an eye on the time to come, what does the future hold for a world encompassing both independent journalism and the power of social media? With changing relationships of mainstream media and social media networks, can the upcoming gen expect better stories, become engaged and valuable users, and contribute to the collaboration, openness and the infused culture?


Mr. Pankaj Pachauri

Founder and editor-in-chief, Gonews

Mr. Anupam Dikhit

Global Brand Lead, APAC + MENA - Twitter

Ms. Shikha Rastogi

President & Group HR Head- iTV Network

Mr. Angad Bhatia

COO, Indiatimes & Lifestyle Brands at Times Internet

Mr. Rohan Tyagi

Digital Product & Marketing Head- Zee media

Mr. Rohit Gandhi

Journalist, Editor in chief, Democracy Live

Mr. Amitabh Srivastava

Regional Head(SA), Association of International Broadcasters

Mr. Saurabh Shukla

Editor-In-Chief and Co founder, NewsMobile

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