Register to participate in free webinars charting identity, advertising and journalism future

Sessions Jan. 21, Feb. 4 from 2:00-3:30pm U.S. EST


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Join ITEGA and key influencers in advertising, journalism, and identity three Thursdays

on Jan. 7, Jan. 21 and Feb. 4  from 2-3:30pm 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.

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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,” is set for Jan. 21 and Feb 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 will zero 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.”




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Webinar #2: 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?



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Webinar #3: Digital Identity Innovation: Blueprinting the Way for Privacy and Journalism
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST


Innovations in privacy and digital identity have exploded this year, offering ideas for how we might shape policy that protects individual rights, creates trusted relationships between the public and companies, and reinvigorates the news media. This webinar will ask:

  • What are the most interesting technical and policy innovations of 2020 that impact journalism? 
  • What’s new in the Single Sign-On world and in other digital identity approaches like UnifiedID2.0 and OpenID Connect 2.0? 
  • How are these different from the status quo? 
  • What companies have led on ethical digital innovations? 
  • What results have they seen? 
  • What has been done on digital identity by governments around the world (Australia for example)? What’s worked and what hasn’t? 
  • Can policy adequately protect privacy and identity? 
  • What should privacy-forward policies and technologies that advance individual rights look like? How should the U.S. government approach digital identity? 
  • How should it craft policy that protects innovation and privacy? 
  • What marketplace trends will have a long term impact on digital identity and journalism?


Webinar #1: Digital Identity and Democracy: The Landscape 

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2020
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?