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April 7. Will COVID-19 forever change the digital space and media landscape?

The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantines have forced millions of people, all over the world, to find, share, and consume information with the help of digital technologies. More people are communicating remotely, being more selective about the information they consume, and are interacting in new ways. The crisis is impacting the information technology industry and could forever change the development of digital technology.

This webinar explored the significant COVID-19-related trends in the digital space such as the rise of communication and streaming apps, digitization of the arts, culture, and entertainment industries, changing consumption habits, etc.,, and the trends in journalism, including new forms of fact-checking and interactive journalism; checking and repackaging user-generated content; live-streaming and home-studio production. The webinar also covered potential negative long-term consequences for the industry.

This webinar will be useful for government and public communication specialists, journalists, media managers, and marketing and PR professionals.

Franak Viacorka is the Director of the Training Unit at Digital Communication Network and Digital Media Strategist for the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

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This event is co-organized by Digital Communication Network SouthEast Europe Hub (DCN SEE) and World Learning, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for Global Media and is part of DCNSEE’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. DCNSEE is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges. The series aims to engage digital communities globally, to promote accurate information, combat distortions, encourage responsible behavior, and discourage panic, support mitigation of a global pandemic, and avoid major societal disruptions.