Is Everyone (Still) Sick of the News?

Mar 13, 2022

10:00am – 11:00am CT

News organizations across the industry are facing lower readership and less engagement. How do media find a bigger audience given the post-Trump and post-pandemic fatigue? Last year we asked SXSW audiences "Is everyone sick of the news?" and a year later the trends look like the answer may still be Yes. What can we do to find, develop and grow our audiences? It isn't just that technology and social media has captured our audience attention. The panel will feature newsroom leaders as they look at where to reinvest resources, how to match the myriad storytelling formats with the right way to deliver information to news consumers across platforms, what's working and — just as important — what's not.

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