Chak Onn Lau is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of CILISOS.MY, a site that achieved more than 200,000 shares on its articles in its first eight months of operation. Strangely, he comes from traditional media background, previously running magazines NewMan and Stuff, and he even did a short stint selling banner space for MSN.
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 […]