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World journalists look to media's future

Update: April, 15/2013 - 15:44

Republic of Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-won delivering his speech at the World Journalists Conference 2013 in Seoul this morning.—VNS Photo Thu Phuong

SEOUL (VNS)– More than 100 journalists from 80 countries around the world have convened in Seoul, South Korea this morning for a conference considering the future of journalism in the rapidly changing media landscape.

The conference, named ‘Communication and Future of Global Journalism,' aims to plan the survival of international reportage in an era of falling newspaper circulations and a decrease in advertising.

The conference is being hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea. The group's president, Park Chong-Ryul, said that he hoped to create a valuable network among global journalists and create new opportunities for communication between them.

Park also said that, "with tensions on the Korean Peninsula yet again emerging as a global issue in recent weeks, this conference will be an occasion to highlight the importance of peace on the peninsula."

Journalists from the world's major media outlets will also discuss the digital strategies they have employed to re-shape their business models over the past decade to better serve the public.

President of the International Federation of Journalism, Jim Boumelha, said part of the debates would centre on, "how to use the potential offered by converging media to rekindle our mission as journalists and restore public trust between us and our audiences." – VNS

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