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The McGill Tribune Journalism and Media Conference
November 5 @ 4:00 pm - November 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Fall 2019 Journalism and Media Conference brings journalists and media professionals to McGill for three nights of lectures and panels.
Hosted by the Tribune Publication Society, the sixth annual edition offers interested students the opportunity to learn about the industry and its future, meet and network with professionals, and engage in conversations about journalism and media.
This year our theme ‘Journalism: Under Construction,’ explores the constantly changing field of journalism. Our esteemed guests come from a variety of backgrounds to provide the broadest view possible of the industry and evolution.
Notable speakers will include:
Malaika Astorga: Pink Things Magazine Creative Director
Dan Bilefsky: Foreign Correspondent for The New York Times
Ilia Blinderman: Data journalist and co-founder of the Pudding
Byron Tau: Reporter for the Wall Street Journal
Food and refreshments will be provided.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
4:00PM – Panel – Better living through podcasting
Jonathan Jarry, science communicator with the McGill Office for Science and Society and cohost of “The Body of Evidence” podcast; Christopher Labos, cardiologist and cohost of “The Body of Evidence” podcast
5:00PM: Talk – How to train in journalism
Members of The McGill Tribune Editorial Board
6:00PM: Talk – Journalist Meets World: How to use journalism skills in the real world
Rich Latour, Global Head of Content at BlackRock
7:00PM: Network at the McGill Tribune Journalism and Media Conference
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
4:00PM: Talk – Reporting on international politics with The New York Times
Dan Bilefsky, Canadian correspondent for The New York Times
5:00PM: Panel – Cracking Canadian Crime
Roberto Rocha, data journalist at the CBC; Paul Cherry, Crime Reporter at The Montreal Gazette
6:00PM: Keynote – Soundbytes, Storytelling with Data
Ilia Blinderman, co-founder and Journalist-Engineer at The Pudding
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
4:00PM: Panel – The rising tides of activism and journalism
Martin Lukacs, author of “The Trudeau Formula”; Brigitte Noel, Reporter at Quebecor
5:00PM: Panel – Through the Looking Glass: Political reporting in Canada and the US
Mark Lloyd, professor of professional practice in the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University; Byron Tau, Reporter for the Wall Street Journal
6:00PM: Panel – “Can I get a press pass?”: Culture blogging in Montreal
Stacy Lee, BITCHFORK.ca co-founder; Malakia Astorga, Pink Things Magazine Creative Director; Laura MacNeil, POP Montreal Online Content Coordinator
Accessibility note: This event is located in the Restaurant of Thomson House, at the basement level, which is accessible to all guests.
The basement level has wheelchair accessible washrooms.
The Tribune Publication Society cannot guarantee a scent-free environment; we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. The McGill Tribune honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.