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Objectivity and the Corporate Media in Canada

January 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Desmond Cole, Clissold Lecture

The 2021 Clissold Lecture will be presented by Desmond Cole, journalist, author and commentator. Cole will draw from his professional experiences to examine the issue of perceived objectivity in Canadian news organizations.

Everyone is invited to this public lecture.

About Desmond Cole: Cole is a radio host, Canadian journalist, activist, author and commentator currently living in Toronto, Ontario. In 2020 he released a book titled, The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power. He has written for numerous publications, including The Walrus, The Tyee, BuzzFeed and was previously a columnist for the Toronto Star.

About the Clissold Lecture: The Clissold Lecture commemorates the life and work of Edward Clissold (1833-1915), one of London’s most important early editors and journalists. Edward retired as editor of the London (Ontario) Advertiser after 33 years on staff. A bequest in 1984 from the estate of Clissold’s grandson Robert Blount and his wife, Rose, enabled the Graduate School of Journalism to found this annual lecture series to commemorate Clissold’s legacy.

Image credit: Kate Yang-Nikodym

The annual Clissold Lecture is hosted by the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication program at FIMS.


Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University
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