The Future of Journalism

No profession has been so overwhelmed, or undermined, by the information revolution as the press. As legacy media vanish, user- and convenience-driven outlets become the dominant sources for reporting. Yet, while new worlds of online journalism emerge, it is still unclear that their impact or reliability will be as great as that of the disappearing newshound. How are new media forms challenging the established field? How can journalistic rigor stand up to the sheer speed of proliferation of news items? What strategies have Le Monde in France and The New Yorker in the U.S. developed to take on the challenges of this shifting landscape? And what can publications do to navigate the muddled spheres of quick versus definitive reporting?

Join Adam Gopnik, David Remnick, and Nabil Wakim, three major figures of the American and French press, as they explore the state of journalism and reporting after, or amidst, the digital age.

Guests: David Remnick and Nabil Wakim
Curator: Adam Gopnik

All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Watch this event live via Livestream on Nov. 8 at 5pm (EST).

The Festival Albertine is made possible with major support from The Recanati-Kaplan Foundation, Susannah Hunnewell, Air France, Institut français, The Carlyle, Feast & Fêtes, Café Boulud and Meeschaert Group. Generous support is provided by Champagne Pommery.

Adam Gopnik, a New Yorker staff writer since 1986, is the author of eight books including Paris to the Moon, Through the Children’s Gate and, most recently, The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food. He has won three National Magazine Awards for Essay and Criticism, and a George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting.

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker since July 1998, began his reporting career at The Washington Post in 1982. His books include The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama and Lenin’s Tomb (Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and George Polk Award for excellence in journalism).

Nabil Wakim is the director of editorial innovation at Le Monde in Paris. He was the digital editor-in-chief and online managing editor of Le Monde and politics editor during the 2012 French presidential campaign. In 2009, he launched the crowdsourced fact-checking blog “Les décodeurs.” He teaches digital journalism at Sciences Po in Paris, and is a 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard.