The Actionable Futurist® Podcast

S4 Episode 15: Chris Waiting from The Conversation on the future of trusted media sources

June 27, 2022 The Actionable Futurist® Andrew Grill Season 4 Episode 15
The Actionable Futurist® Podcast
S4 Episode 15: Chris Waiting from The Conversation on the future of trusted media sources
Show Notes

In a world full of misinformation, which media sources can you trust?

Enter The Conversation, an independent source of news analysis and informed comment written by academic experts, working with professional journalists who help share their knowledge with the world and deliver truthful stories that anyone can read and understand.

To learn more about this unique resource, I spoke with Chris Waiting, Chief Executive Officer of The Conversation UK.

Chris previously held senior management positions at the BBC and more recently at the Associated Press. He holds an MA from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the London Business School.

We discussed a number of important topics including:

  • How The Conversation democratises knowledge
  • Conversation's roots in Australia
  • How The Conversation addresses the decline in media trust
  • How The Conversation differs from mainstream media
  • The Future of Journalism in the age of misinformation
  • The rise of Fake News
  • How data influences the stories covered
  • The tagline "Academic rigour, journalistic flair"
  • The business model
  • Fact-checking stories


Resources mentioned in the show
Tim Marshall - Prisoners of Geography

More on Chris
Chris on LinkedIn
Chris on Twitter
The Conversation website

Your Host: Actionable Futurist® Andrew Grill
For more on Andrew - what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit ActionableFuturist.com follow @AndrewGrill on Twitter or @andrew.grill on Instagram.