Want to present at next year’s Press Freedom in Canada Conference? Here’s some good news: the deadline to submit your session abstract has been extended to Nov. 30.

Want to present at next year’s Press Freedom in Canada Conference? Here’s some good news: the deadline to submit your session abstract has been extended to Nov. 30.

The conference will be held March 8 – 9, 2012 in Toronto. Scholars are being asked to submit proposals (the abstracts) for panels addressing topics related to freedom of the press.

Here’s what the organizers are looking for:

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We invite theoretical and empirical papers that explore the intersection between our legal system, press freedom and all forms of journalistic practice. Themes may include but are not limited to the impact of technology; legislative initiatives including anti-terrorism laws; court processes; privacy concerns; political strategies; evolving media business models; and legal rulings related to libel and defamation as they affect press freedom.

Those who have, or are planning to, submit can also check off December 15on their calendars – the day of final decisions.

For more information, check out the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre site.