Israel's New Media

: The impact of independent digital magazines

New America Foundation
Thursday, November 6
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Israel's lively veteran media scene has, in recent years, seen the addition of independent digital magazines that are run on a non-profit, communal basis. Launched in the summer of 2010, +972 Magazine has attracted a broad international readership and won journalism awards for its comprehensive English-language coverage of stories that range from music and film to domestic social welfare issues and the military occupation of the Palestinian territories. Local Call, its Hebrew-language sister, was launched in the spring of 2014 and immediately attracted attention in Israel with its incisive reporting and commentary, as well as the diverse backgrounds of its contributors.

How do these magazines report differently from Israel's veteran media? How are they affecting the discourse inside the country, and perceptions of Israel abroad? Is the non-profit model leading the way in journalism?

A conversation that will explore these questions and more, with Noam Sheizaf, co-founder and CEO of +972, and Local Call co-editor Yael Marom. This event will be moderated by Al Arabiya correspondent Muna Shikaki and is co-sponsored with Just Vision and the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

Join the conversation online using #EyesOnIsraeliMedia and following @NewAmerica.