NEUSTART: Shaping the Post-Covid Media Order

Thursday, 17 September 2020 in Potsdam and online


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14:00 – 18:00


Registration (online)

14:00 – 14:15
Welcome and Opening Speech
Moderation: Leonard Novy, Member of the M100 Board
Timothy Garton Ash, Oxford University

14:15 – 14:40
Covering Covid-19: Lessons from the Frontlines
Input: Anna Sauerbrey, Der Tagesspiegel

14:40 – 14:50
Setting the Scene: “Europe’s Media Landscape 2030: Three Scenarios“
Input: Arthur Mythum, M100YEJ participant

14:50 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:30
Virtual Roundtables

I Business: Saving the news? Next Level Journalism
Moderation: Christoph Lanz, Thomson Media
Input 1: Charlie Beckett, LSE: The future of journalism – post covid19
Input 2: Adam Thomas, European Journalism Centre: Lessons from the European Journalism COVID-19 Support Fund
Input 3: Stephanie Reuter, Rudolf Augstein Foundation: To the Rescue?! Status quo and perspectives of non-profit journalism

II Politics: It’s the Platforms, stupid!? Projecting Europe’s Values in the Digital Field
Moderation: Anna Sauerbrey, Der Tagesspiegel
Input 1: Jan-Hendrik Passoth, TU München: Public Digital Infrastructure: Re-Coding Europe`s Digital Media Landscape?
Input 2: Liz Corbin, EBU:  Public Service in the Platform Age

III Politics: Sustaining Democratic Media Ecosystems
Moderation: Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, The Telegraph (London), ARTE TV, New York Post
Input 1: Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress: Media Democracy amid COVID-19 – Lessons from the US
Input 2: Dipayan Ghosh, Harvard Kennedy School: Digital Deceit

IV Society: Renewing Journalism’s ‘Social Contract’
Moderation: Frederik Fischer, Piqd
Input 1: Yascha Mounk, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, Why We Need to Defend Free Speech
Input 2: Marina Weisband, Author: A test of resilience: COVID-19, journalism and trust in institutions
Input 3: Jim Egan, BBC Global News: Restoring trust in the age of Fake News

16:30 – 17:00
The Path Ahead: Strategic Implications
Moderation: Ali Aslan, TV Presenter and Journalist
Input: Cory Doctorow, Author and activist: We’re in this together now

17:00 – 18:00
Break and digital networking

18:00 – 20:20


Raffaelsaal, Orangery Palace, Park Sanssouci, Potsdam (livestream)

 18:00  18:10      
Opening M100
Opening Address
Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission

18:10 – 18:20    
M100 Sanssouci Colloquium: Key Findings
Leonard Novy, Member of the M100 Board

18:20  18:35      
Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance and Vice-Chancellor

18:35 – 19:05     
Panel Discussion: The End of World as we know it? Media and Democracy Post-Covid
Masha Gessen (Author and journalist)
John Kampfner (Author and journalist)
Olaf Scholz (Federal Minister of Finance and Vice-Chancellor)
Hannah Stjärne (Director General, SVT)
Marina Weisband (Author)
Moderation: Anna Sauerbrey, Der Tagesspiegel

19:05  19:15   
Laudatory Speech
Dunja Mijatović, Human Rights Commissioner, Council of Europe

19:15  19:30     
Acceptance Speech
Szabolcs Dull