september, 2017

14sep2:00 pm3:30 pmFeaturedFestival of Democracy | Rob Wijnberg on 'innovation'2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Event Organized By: UTS School of Communication and Sydney Democracy Network

Event Details

Every day, somewhere around the world there is a conference held about the ‘crisis in journalism’. Panels will talk about ‘new business models’ and ‘digital innovation’ as the path forward. In his masterclasses, Rob Wijnberg will show that new business models and digital tools won’t save journalism. What is needed is a fundamental change in the kind of information journalists provide, and fundamental new ways of producing this information. Only then are new business models and digital innovation able to take root. Because without a new journalism philosophy, innovation will be nothing more than finding new ways to keep doing the same things.

At the age of 27, Rob Wijnberg became the youngest editor-in-chief of a national daily newspaper in Europe at, the morning edition of leading Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad. Under Rob’s leadership, reached a paid circulation record of 82,000 and a daily reach of 350,000, making it the most successful new newspaper in Europe. With his outspoken views on the role of news in modern society, Rob has attracted a large following. This support helped him to put his ideas into practice in founding De Correspondent.

While in Sydney,  Rob will conduct two masterclasses by invitation, one for students and one for journalists.


(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




UTS School of Communication and Sydney Democracy Network