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Whose crisis … Journalism is not just for journalists and policy is not just for wonks

January 30, 2012 in Policy

I find “crisis” is a big, overused word. I think it’s the right word though to use to talk about the point of the Journalism Strategies conference, “Deliberation, Diversity, and Dollars: Public Strategies for Journalism in the Canadian Media Ecology.” I can hear my friend Michel saying dryly at this point (while looking over the rim of his pint), “Define crisis.” In everyday language a “crisis” tends to be an enormous problem that’s arrived and needs to be dealt with immediately. As in the “economic crisis” or the “crisis in journalism” – two crises that have been closely linked in the past few years. To me this suggests an element of accident: the problem has dropped on us, out of nowhere [...]

Video: Challenges facing community radio in Canada

January 26, 2012 in Radio, Video

Shelley Robinson on the challenges facing community radio in Canada.

Video: The importance of public’s political involvement in media

January 16, 2012 in Video

Craig Aaron on the importance of the public’s political involvement in media.

Video: The role of perspective in journalism

January 7, 2012 in Video

Students at Sheridan College demonstrate the role of perspective in journalism

Video: The crisis facing journalism and democratic society

January 5, 2012 in Video

Robert Hackett on the crisis facing journalism and democratic society   Robert Hackett on the crisis facing journalism and democratic society

Video: Broadening the conversation surrounding journalism and media policy

January 5, 2012 in Policy, Video

Christine Crowther talks about broadening the conversation surrounding journalism and media policy

Video: What Journalism Means to Us

January 4, 2012 in Video

Students at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning ask the question: What Does Journalism Mean to Us?  

Video: What is Journalism?

January 3, 2012 in Video

Students at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning ask the question: What is Journalism?