Saving Journalism in the Age of Social Media

Black Box
Journalism Campus Panels

In the face of relentless mis- and disinformation, the role of journalism in Malaysian society has become more crucial than ever. At the same time, news organisations are struggling to turn a profit and media salaries are stagnating. How will journalism survive in the age of cat memes, #fakenews, ‘social sites’ and inheriting the instagram generation? In this session, the IoJ will be releasing the results of the first ever Malaysian Media Salary Survey, and discuss the survival of journalism in Malaysia.

This panel session is presented with the Institute of Journalists Malaysia.


For the first time, an entrance fee of RM10 is charged for admission to the entire festival (5 – 7 October 2018), EXCEPT for workshops and special events, which are charged separately.

The Cooler Lumpur Festival has always been supported by grants, and as we approach our 6th year, a nominal contribution from our attendees will help greatly in keeping the festival sustainable and independent for years to come.