Should government help the news media out of its current slump?

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When: Jeudi 28 Avril 2016, 15h30

Where: Munk School of Global Affairs | University of Toronto | Campbell Conference Facility | 1 Devonshire Place

When an industry is faltering, Canadians tend to look to their governments for help. As newsrooms close or shrink across the country, there are calls for government to subsidize the news media. Is this the proper role for government? Are there ways the government should help that do not involve cash? Does government even have the power to lean against global trends in the digital era?

This event compliments the recent report by award-winning journalist Madelaine Drohan, the Public Policy Forum 2015 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow, Does Serious Journalism have a Future in Canada?

Panelists:

  • James Baxter, Editor in Chief/Founder, iPolitics

  • Madelaine Drohan, Canada correspondent, The Economist and Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow, Public Policy Forum

  • Mathew Ingram, Senior writer, Fortune

  • Kathy Vey, Executive producer, digital, TVO

 

Munk School of Global Affairs

Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
1 Devonshire Place, South House
Toronto ON

For information:

Dianne Gravel-Normand
Senior Project Administrator
dianne.gravel@ppforum.ca
613-238-7858 Ext: 233

With thanks to our presenting partner