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Blockchain in Journalism: Promise and Practice
October 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
The Brown Institute and the Tow Center have collaborated on an event for students, reporters, editors, scholars, and entrepreneurs about the current state of blockchain technology and how it can be applied to journalism. For practitioners in media, Blockchain is in vogue today as a potential solution to the industry’s every-day problems and tasks, such as sustainable business model development, content verification, news archiving, or digital advertisement tracking. In the last few months alone token-based initiatives have been launched, smart contracts have been deployed, and new problems have emerged in relation to what constitutes a sustainable network of stakeholders.
Panelists invited Tow and Brown will discuss issues of business model integration, ethical applications, and innovative technology design in relation to blockchain. Each panel will be followed by audience Q&A to facilitate deliberative environment in which the seemingly arcane phenomenon of blockchain can be openly demystified and discussed.