37 | December 17, 2018
Hosted by: Dang Du, Coco Liu
News media and role of the free press face many headwinds in the digital era. When tech empires Facebook and Google upend the economic model of traditional news outlets, can they turn to blockchain to bring new life to the declining news market? Dan Kinsley, head of tech at Civil, shares how the team of tech nerds and news wonks plan to launch a network of newsrooms for the people and governed by the community.
In today’s episode we cover:
-What’s causing the rapid decline of traditional news
-Spurring a new economy for ethical journalism much like the organic food movement
-Struggles and rewards of getting society to use bleeding edge tech and new economic models
-Why he’s fired up about restoring the vital role of news in an open society
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