Christo Hird is a giant in rethinking journalism in society, and he is our keynote speaker for Saturday May 18th!
An investigative hack and filmmaker himself, he is deeply involved and was for a while the editor in chief of the London Bureau for Investigative Journalism.
Like so many other journalists, he wants to make the world a better place. Once upon a time, as a younger journalists, he believed that ”knowledge is power” and that the mere publication would indeed change things for the better. The world is different now. Networked societies, decline of sound models to pay for public interest journalism and other challenges loom.
But rather than mourn lost days, Hird uses his life time insights and experiences in journalism and filmmaking to ponder possible ways into a future, where journalism takes it place in today’s societies – in the public interest!