Words Matter: Journalism's Role in the 21st Century
Democracy and journalism are inextricably linked through an interdependence that now faces serious challenges. Western democracy over centuries has been protected and challenged by high quality, independent, evidence-led reporting and is under threat from the degeneration of reporting standards in the mass media, and the misuse of information by our representatives, particularly in the social media. Professional journalism may be the last thread sustaining these traditions of accountability for truth in communication. How does the emerging generation of leaders, ensure the University of Alberta's motto "Whatsoever things are true" be upheld for the protection of our democracies?
Join the PLLC and guest speakers for this important conversation:
The Right Honourable Kim Campbell | PLLC Founding Principal
Mark Iype | Editor-in-Chief Edmonton Journal
Paula Simons | Journalist Edmonton Journal
Marion Warnica | CBC News
Jason Markusoff | Journalist Macleans
Josh Greschner | The Gateway Editor-in-Chief
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Pay parking is available in the Corbett Hall parking lot. Corbett Hall is also located near the LRT at the Health Sciences stop.
Are guests permitted?
Yes, this event is open to PLLC scholars, Mentor team members and the community.
Will this event be available remotely for Augustana scholars?
Yes, this event will be available via Lifesize. Please register