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Can Journalism Be Saved?

June 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Free

Over the past two decades, we have witnessed the economic devastation of institutional journalism that creates new content through original reporting and research. It is being increasingly replaced by citizen journalism consisting mainly of commentary on information available to everyone and by social media platforms that absorb most of the advertising revenue while creating no content. COVID-19 has only made matters worse, hastening the further demise of institutional media. Like the advertiser-supported model from its inception, every possible solution potentially can compromise editorial independence – reader supported online journalism, patron-foundation supported journalism, direct government support. Join our panel for a lively discussion of what, if anything, can and should be done.

Panellists:

Colette Brin, professor, Département d’information et de communication and Director, Centre d’études sur les médias, Laval University

Asmaa Malik, associate professor of Journalism, Ryerson University

David Skok, editor-in-chief, The Logic; former head of editorial strategy, Toronto Star

Kelly Toughill, associate professor of Journalism, U of King’s College

Moderator:

Ivor Shapiro, professor, School of Journalism, Ryerson University

Co-sponsor: Ryerson Journalism Research Centre.

Details

Date:
June 17, 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
Website:
https://cfe.ryerson.ca/events/cfe-virtual-forum-series-can-journalism-be-saved

Organizer

Centre for Free Expression
Phone:
4169795000
Email:
cfe@ryerson.ca
View Organizer Website

Venue

Zoom Video Webinar
UA-56626905-1