Peter Laufer: “Journalism needs to slow down and go deeper”


Iván Torralbo. Barcelona.

Peter Laufer, professor in the University of Oregon, claimed during his conference at Abat Oliba CEU University that journalism needs to slow down the flux of the news. He criticized the superficiality of the contents often found in the media and, at the same time, he defended that journalists have to work on that point in order to achieve a deeper approach when reporting news.

Laufer also backed up the figure of the journalist by showing his disconformity with the capital importance that citizen journalism has reached nowadays. Journalists have to be prepared  and need to know what to say and how to say it, stated the American professor. Eventually, Peter Laufer summarized the three main objectives that move every journalist: to change the world, to have fun and to earn money.