What's the point of opinion journalism in the digital age?


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What's the role of opinion writing within journalism, including the place of opinion journalism, specifically in the news media, in a world where many of us have many ways of expressing our opinions and reading other’s opinions, including on social media? Host: Rasmus Nielsen https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/people/prof-rasmus-kleis-nielsen is co-author of the Digital News Report and Director of the Reuters Institute and Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford. His work focuses on changes in the news media, political communication, and the role of digital technologies in both. Guest: Karen Attiah https://twitter.com/KarenAttiah is an award-winning Washington Post columnist, writing on international affairs, culture, and human rights issues. She worked previously at the Associated Press before joining The Post in 2014, first as a Digital Producer and later as Global Opinions Editor.

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