”50 years of introducing new technology, assessing it, explaining what it means, deciding what is real and what is not,” explained Snoddy.

The rise of fan and friend power in the media ecosystem are driving new approaches to broadcasting, as well as paving the way for new partnerships and funding models.

Facebook Product Director Dan Danker opens the IBC2017 conference keynote in the session Fans, Friends and The Future of Broadcasting

“There is nothing as topical as the future of news” - Ray Snoddy

”The future of news - partly driven by technology and partly driven by events - surely there is nothing so topical as the future of news,” Snoddy said.

Lies, Damn Lies and Alternative Facts: Striving for accuracy in a new world order. A fireside chat with Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee on the challenges faced by news outlets today - from Wikileaks to White House press briefings.

Raymond Snoddy is a freelance journalist and media commentator.

View the IBC2017 Conference Programme here.