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Government funding of journalism

May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Can freedom of the press survive government funding of journalism? Without public funding, can the precipitous decline in the quantity and quality of journalism available to Canadians be halted, much less reversed?

Join a panel of experts who will explore the state of Canadian journalism and discuss the options to preserve this vital resource to democratic society


Ed Greenspon – President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum and former Editor-in-Chief of the Globe and Mail

April Lindgren – Velma Rogers Research Chair at the Ryerson School of Journalism and principal investigator for the Local News Research Project.

Andrew Potter – Associate Professor at the McGill Institute for the study of Canada and former Editor-in-Chief of the Ottawa Citizen


Karim Bardeesy – Distinguished Visiting Professor and Co-Founder of the Ryerson University Leadership Lab


Co-sponsored with Ryerson Journalism Research Centre

This is a free event and no registration is required.

Please contact cfe@ryerson.caif you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.


May 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Centre for Free Expression
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Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2M7 Canada
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