Old Journalism and New Journalism

A Ratiu Forum webinar with Alison Mutler and Laurentiu Mihu
Wednesday 19th January at 4:00 pm EET /2:00 pm GMT

Journalism is an age-old profession. However, the methods and mediums through which journalists work have drastically changed over the decades. Whether it is ‘old’ journalism or ‘new’ journalism prevailing within media outlets, there is certainly an argument for blending these methods in journalistic practices.
In this 60-minute webinar, experienced international journalists Alison Mutler, director of universul.net, and Laurentiu Mihu, editor-in-chief of universul.net, will discuss their experiences within the profession and provide practical tools and insights regarding analytical skills for journalists to combine both old and new journalism methods.

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Universul.net covered the presidential launch of far-right French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour and streamed a series of live videos reporting on the atmosphere, speech and scuffles directly to their Romanian Desk, where a colleague edited and published it in real time.

It is not just new methods and the 24-hour news cycle that has changed the face of journalism; international news, such as events in France, Russia, Ukarine, China and as well as crypto, disinformation and climate change, are topics all journalists should cover, whether they are ‘old’ or ‘new’.

This event will be held on Zoom, in English. Click here to register.


Alison Mutler

Alison Mutler studied Romanian literature and language at the University of London and graduated in 1987. She first reported from Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova before communism ended, and was in Romania, working for British television station ITV during the 1989 anti-communist revolt. She moved to Romania in 1991 and joined the Associated Press which she left last year after 25 years. She has been president of the now defunct Foreign Press Association. She occasionally freelances for Coda Story and Radio Free Europe among others. Starting with the 1st of November 2021, Alison is the director of Universul.net.


Laurentiu Mihu

Licensed with M.Sc. in Philosophy at University Paris XII Val de Marne, he has more than sixteen years of experience within journalism, with extensive knowledge on domestic and foreign policy. Laurentiu Mihu has management experience of more than 10 years as both editor and coordinator of newsrooms. Very passionate about geopolitics, foreign affairs, recent history and ideologies trends, he is also interested in a wide range of topics, especially on world’s current status, exploring the underneath of hot topics like fake news, strategic political decision, climate change, regional developments around the Black Sea and beyond.