Alice Antheaume: reclaiming the field is the key theme of #NPDJ 2021 

Executive Director of the Sciences Po School of Journalism, France correspondent for the Reuters Institute and consultant in digital transition, Alice Antheaume set the tone for this 13th edition of the #NPDJ with a catchword: “back into the field”. 


Alice Antheaume Executive, Director of the Sciences Po Journalism School, (©Marion Basma)

On behalf of the Sciences Po Journalism School team, Executive Director Alice Antheaume welcomed the 18 speakers of this edition. Then she recalled the prominent role the #NPDJ have played in reflecting and innovating in the media sector.

Since 2008, « the discussions in this room have forged the media landscape« , Alice Antheaume said. « This is no coincidence as innovating is at the heart of the pedagogy of Sciences Po’s J-School, where students are encouraged to question the rules, habits, and common practices of journalism« , she said. 

Reclaiming the field is a central issue for newsrooms at times when Covid-19 has forced them to improvise from a distance, when fake news thrives on the Internet, and when more and more journalists face hate on social media and in the physical world. But Alice Antheaume also brought our attention to the opportunities for newsrooms arising from new fields such as data journalism. 

Award-winning journalists, leading academics and managers will take turns to explore four facets of reconquering the field: trust, access, resilience and the future. 

“We hope that by the end of the day, you will have gained intelligence and inspiring ideas for strengthening access to information, » said Antheaume. 


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