New Media in the Israeli Landscape

The role of independent digital magazines

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Israel's lively veteran media scene has, in recent years, seen the addition of independent digital magazines that are run on a non-profit, communal basis. Launched in the summer of 2010, +972 Magazine has attracted a broad international readership and won journalism awards for its comprehensive English-language coverage of stories that range from music and film to domestic social welfare issues and the military occupation of the Palestinian territories. Local Call, a Hebrew-language new site launched in the spring of 2014 by Just Vision, +972 Magazine and Activestills immediately attracted attention in Israel with its incisive reporting and commentary,on stories that are otherwise rarely covered by the Israeli media.

How do these magazines report differently from Israel's veteran media? How are they affecting the discourse within Israel and beyond? Is the community-based model leading the way in journalism?

Join us at New America for a conversation that will explore these questions and more, with Noam Sheizaf, co-founder and CEO of +972, and Yael Marom, co-founder and co-editor of Local Call and Just Vision's Public Engagement Manager. This event will be moderated by Al Arabiya correspondent Muna Shikaki and is co-sponsored with Just Vision and the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

Join the conversation online using #EyesOnIsraeliMedia and following @NewAmerica.



Lisa Goldman
Director, Israel-Palestine Initiative, New America


Noam Sheizaf
CEO, +972 Magazine

Yael Marom
Co-Editor, Local Call
Public Engagement Manager, Just Vision

Muna Shikaki
Washington, DC Correspondent, Al Arabiya