Session three: Common ground


In a world of fragmented audiences and time-shifted media consumption, has our shared understanding been undermined? Who determines what information is considered important after the traditional bundle of news has been dismantled? Does an increased reliance on niche and partisan news sources change people’s relationship to politics? What, if any, implications does this have for social cohesion, the health of our democracies and public policy making?

John Judis, editor for The New Republic
Mary Kissel, member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board
Iain Walker, executive director at the newDemocracy Foundation
with Sara James, correspondent for NBC