Topic: Do Newspapers Have a Future and Who Cares?
Adele talked about the changing nature of newspapers with new social and other media eroding the readership and advertising base. She was concerned that without good journalism the ability to uncover corruption and government waste and highlight social maladies would be diminished. She reflected on the role newspapers and broadcasting media had publicised the women’s movement through their broad and comprehensive reach through a wide audience. She stressed that good journalism was an essential bulwark for democracy.