Journalism In the Time of Crisis is an international symposium hosted by Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication.

Carleton’s journalism school, the oldest in Canada, was founded in October 1945 in the wake of the Second World War. They are launching events to mark the 75th anniversary with a virtual gathering of experts and practitioners to share insights about journalism’s role the global COVID-19 crisis.

The event will identify the role played by journalism, how the crisis itself has shaped journalism and how best to absorb the lessons learned. The online forum will also feature an international town hall for journalism students and a discussion of how journalism education can foster essential skills for crisis reporting.

Speakers for the event include journalist Ed Yong of The Atlantic; Dr. Theresa Tam, chief public health officer of Canada, Adrienne Arsenault, anchor of CBC’s The National and Globe and Mail health columnist Andre Picard. Visit the event page for the full schedule of speakers and panelists.

When: Thursday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Where: Online via Socio.
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Prior to the event, registrants will be directed to the Socio platform that will be used by participants to engage with the speakers and panel discussions.

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All are welcome to join this online panel discussion. Media are invited to attend the event.

Journalism as an industry and a profession was already experiencing a crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic plunged the world into a state of deep uncertainty. And yet, people around the world have turned to journalists to help them make sense of the most significant social and economic crisis of our generation.

The symposium will explore the fascinating intersection of journalism and the COVID-19 crisis to assess both short and long-term impacts. We will examine such issues as the role journalists have played during the pandemic, the impact of the crisis on journalism practice and business models, the future of local news, the ongoing contest between journalism and misinformation, threats to global media freedom, the impact in the global south and the implications for journalism education.

Media Contact:

Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University

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