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The Future of Politics: Why We Need Journalists

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Samuel Bronfman Building - SB Atrium

1590 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield

Montréal, QC H3G 1B9

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What role do journalists play in a democracy? In an age when anyone with an Internet connection can tweet, post and publish, why do we need journalists? This panel will explore the role of journalists as watchdogs and analysts, the idea of objectivity, and the importance of public affairs journalism in the dellibrative form of democracy.

Dominique Leydet is Professor of philosophy at Université de Québec à Montréal and Director of le Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ). Mike de Souza is National Observer's Managing Editor. Mike Gasher is Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Concordia University.

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