The climate catastrophe, poverty, the social decay of societies: images of horrors and crisis scenarios make headlines and media attention worldwide. But what remains beyond the circulation and quot quoting "bad news"? What do media offer beyond the voyeuristic-distanced view of setting worlds, of dramatically escalating conflicts? Do speculation and business with fear also determine coverage? What is the responsibility of newspapers, radio and television when it comes to illuminating social crisis scenarios in all their pattern, but also to address solutions and social change? And last but not least: what alternatives exist to a boulevardesken and populist outrage management, which make possible instead of fear and powerlessness, the perspective of social change? Is it the new "social" media that mark a way out?
Ursula Tischner (econcept - Agency for Sustainable Design / DE)
Kurt Langbein (Nonfiction author, producer / AT)
Luise Tremel (FUTURZWEI. Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit / DE)
Ina Zwerger (Radiokolleg Ö1 / AT)
Daniel Erlacher (Elevate Festival / AT)
Moderation: Klaus Unterberger (ORF Public-Value competence center / AT)