ARCHIVE of THREE WEBINARS
Participants joined ITEGA and key influencers in three webinars discussing digital identity, advertising and the future of journalism.
So what’s next for sustaining democracy and trustworthy news on the web? Three free, public webinars will chart the current landscape, explain the importance of “identity” and showcase solutions being worked on.
“Identity, Advertising and the Future of Journalism,” ran Jan. 7, Jan. 21 and March 4 — participatory webinars curated by the Information Trust Exchange Governing Association (ITEGA.ORG) with support from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism institute. Anyone may participate by registering in advance. In collaboration with the Reynolds Journalism Institute, and through support from the Craig Newmark Philanthropies, ITEGA is hosting the three, free web forums to explore how digital systems impact democracy, and the path ahead for advertising, identity, privacy and journalism.
“Advertising remains critical to the future of journalism, but far from the only answer,” says Bill Densmore, president and founder of ITEGA. “Redoing the way the web and advertising handle identity is table stakes to better support for consumer privacy.”
Densmore said the Jan. 7 online session benchmarked the current identity “Lumascape”. A second online session Jan. 21 zeroed in on the importance of privacy and identity in digital advertising and publishing. The final Feb. 4 session will showcase emerging solutions.
“The next shoes to drop in the digital privacy and online advertising world will be, and already are, shaping, the future of journalism,” said Randy Picht, executive director of the RJI, at the Missouri School of Journalism. “And getting an understanding of the players and the behind-the-scenes issues that are driving these conversations is critical.”
WEBINARS IN SERIES
Digital Identity and Democracy: The Landscape
Identity, Advertising and the Future of Journalism
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST
In the wake of a presidential election rife with mis/disinformation, new data protection laws, marketplace shifts in digital advertising and digital identity, and the challenges facing news organizations, it’s critical to connect the dots between digital systems and democracy, for the public, for journalists, and for Congress. This webinar will ask:
- Who should create, control and benefit from people’s identity information?
- How is an individual’s data used in political campaigns?
- How does the use of a person’s data shape or influence public discourse?
- What has this meant during the presidential election and public health emergency?
- What was the role of large private platforms in the election of 2020? What should they do by 2024?
- What changes in the marketplace have influenced political campaigns and elections?
- How has journalism been impacted by changes in digital identity technology and policy? How did we see this play out in 2020?
- Does digital identity advance or degrade participatory democracy? What about anonymity?
- Does every community benefit from digital identity systems?
- Does more data for identity purposes mean more bias or more equity? For example, how and when should biometrics be used for identity? Should their use be regulated?
- Cameron D’Ambrosi, Principal, One World Identity LLC
- Meg Eason, senior corporate counsel, The McClatchy Company
- U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., bipartisan digital identity bill cosponsor
- Dipayan Ghosh, co-director, Digital Platforms & Democracy Project, Harvard-JFK-Shorenstein
- Fanny Hidvegi, European Policy Manager, AccessNow
- Drummond Reed, Chief Trust Officer, Evernym Inc.
- Matthew Thompson, Board President, Kantara Initiative Inc.
- Richard Whitt, President, Glia Foundation; Fellow in Residence, Mozilla Foundation;
Fellow in Non-Residence, Georgetown University Law Center
The Digital Tsunami: Exploring the Shifts in Identity and Privacy That Will Change Advertising and Journalism Forever
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST
Leveraging digital identity helped digital advertising become the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. But new data protection laws and marketplace shifts signal changes to today’s current data-driven system that implicate identity and privacy. How might these changes affect how new organizations monetize and deliver quality content? This webinar will ask:
- What is the role of digital identity when it comes to advertising?
- How have marketplace changes impacted this space? For example, how will changes to IDFA and the cookie-less future impact identity, privacy and digital advertising?
- What is the state of privacy and data protection regulation law, federally and on a state level?
- How might state and federal antitrust and privacy investigations impact advertising?
- Can ad tech become a trusted ecosystem? If so, how
- What’s the relationship between online privacy and journalism?
- Which news organizations have already embraced secure digital identity and privacy? What’s worked and what has not?
- How might news organizations leverage marketplace and regulatory changes to become sustainable?
- Alan Butler, interim executive director / general counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center
- Travis Clinger, SVP addressability & ecosystems, LiveRamp, board member, Advertising ID Consortium and IAB Tech Lab
- Scott Cunningham, technical consultant, Local Media Consortium | IAB Tech Lab co-founder
- Lisa Macpherson, senior policy fellow, Public Knowledge
- Jordan Mitchell, SVP, consumer privacy, identity and data | Interactive Advertising Bureau Tech Lab
- Mathieu Roche, co-founder and CEO, ID5.io
- Arvid Tchivzhel, managing director, digital services, Mather Economics Inc.
“Digital Identity: Blueprinting the Way for Journalism and Privacy”
- What does it mean for a publisher to have a deeply engaged, trusted relationship with community members? How can publishers amplify new voices and new perspectives in communities?
- What do publishers have to consider on the technical side to achieve community engagement and trust? What must they consider on the policy side?
- Is it possible to have personalized advertising and maintain user trust?
- What’s the role of digital identity in facilitating trusted relationships with communities?
- Is a solution like The Trade Desk’s UID2.0 the answer? What are the next steps for UID2.0?
- Should digital identity solutions be open and non-proprietary? What type of entities should make the rules for such systems?
- What are consumers looking for from media outlets? What does trust mean to them?
- Are today’s privacy laws helping or hurting publisher efforts to build engagement and trust with users?