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Workshops & seminars, Conferences & lectures

The Media and Democracy: Concerning election campaigns

with Carole MacNeil, Journalist and Host of CBC News Network Tonight
and guest, Kady O'Malley, Political Reporter and Parliamentary Correspondent
Date & time
Friday, October 25, 2019
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Speaker(s)

Carole MacNeil
Journalist and Host of CBC News Network Tonight

Cost

Participants must register to attend: Register here

Contact

WSSR Coordinator
514-848-2424 x5473

Where

Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W.

Wheelchair accessible

Yes

It is often stated that journalism is a key component to maintaining a healthy democracy. That, in order to properly inform the citizenry and to hold our democratic institutions and representatives to account, our system requires transparency as well as individuals that are willing to dig deep to find the truth.

But do journalists today have the tools necessary to fulfill this important role? Does privatized media have room for in-depth reporting? Is there enough freedom in the press to ask the most difficult yet important questions? Is there strong enough will to cover important policies and issues that should be on the agenda in the lead-up to an election? And, do citizens even care to watch, listen to, or read the news when it is being reported?

During this session, Ms. MacNeil will also be joined by Kady O'Malley, Political Reporter and Parliamentary Correspondent.




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