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Will serious journalism survive in a digital world? Does that matter?

Will serious journalism survive in a digital world? Does that matter?
14 Queen's Park Crescent West, Rm CG-160
Time: Dec 1st, 12:30 pm End: Dec 1st, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Political Science, Law, Faculty of , Information, Faculty of, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), 2000-
Talk by Madelaine Drohan

The School of Public Policy and Governance presents

Leadership Lecture Series: Madelaine Drohan

Leadership Lecture Series: Madelaine Drohan

As part of the Leadership Lecture Series, author and journalist Madelaine Drohan will be discussing journalism in Canada . She will be in conversation with SPPG Professor Mel Cappe. A light lunch will be served.


Event Date

Thursday, December 1st


Canadiana Gallery, CG-160
14 Queen’s Park Crescent West

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Will serious journalism survive in a digital world? Does that matter?

Traditional purveyors of news are struggling to keep open their doors as news, like everything else in life, moves online. Yet from the consumer angle the sources of news are multiplying. Are these new sources and means of delivery just as good as old-style journalism in terms of giving Canadians the information they need to hold governments to account? Or is something being lost in the transition? Madelaine Drohan, who has covered politics and the economy in Canada and abroad for 40 years, will talk about her recent research into the future of journalism and her current work as Canada correspondent for The Economist.

Madelaine Drohan is an award-winning author and journalist who has covered business and politics in Canada, Europe and Africa during her 40-year career. She has been the Canada correspondent for The Economist magazine since 2006. She became a senior fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa in July 2016. Her book, Making a Killing: How and why corporations use armed force to do business, was published in 2004. It won the Ottawa Book Award and was short-listed for the National Business Book of the Year Award in 2004. She has held research fellowships with the Public Policy Forum (2015-2016), the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership (2004-2005) and the Reuters Foundation at Oxford University (1998-1999) and has written a series of reports on Canadian public policy including Does Serious Journalism Have a Future in Canada? (2016); The 9 Habits of Effective Resource Economies (2012); and Scandals and Their Aftermath (2005). She is a former director of The North-South Institute, Partnership Africa Canada and Transparency International Canada. She has conducted journalism workshops for media in Africa and Southeast Asia, with a special focus on business and investigative journalism. She wasthe first woman to win the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism in 2001. She lives in Ottawa.











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