The 2019 Reuters Institute Digital News Report

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The Centre d’études sur les médias and Library and Archives Canada, invite you to the Canadian unveiling of the 2019 Reuters Institute Digital News Report.

What is the level of consumer confidence and satisfaction with the media and the work of journalists? What are the means used to protect against online misinformation? Are we willing to pay for online news?

Join us for a discussion on the very latest data on key trends affecting the news media.

Come listen to:

  • Dr. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford
  • Kathy English, Public Editor of the Toronto Star
  • David Walmsley, Editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail
  • Luce Julien, Executive Director of Radio-Canada News and Current Affairs
  • Colette Brin, Professor at Université Laval’s Département d’information et de communication, and Director of the Centre d’études sur les médias
Date:
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time:
10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)
Admission:
Free
Language:
Simultaneous translation will be available.
Location:
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Registration:

Seating is limited, so please register.

For more information about this event, call 613-996-5115 or email bac.invitation.lac@canada.ca.

Biographies

  • Dr. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford
    Louis Karl Picard-Sioui

    He was previously Director of Research at the Reuters Institute and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. His work focuses on changes in the news media, on political communication, and on the role of digital technologies in both. He has done extensive research on journalism, American politics and various forms of activism, and a significant amount of comparative work in Western Europe and beyond.

    In 2014, Dr. Nielsen won the Doris Graber Award for best book on political communication published in the last 10 years, awarded by the American Political Science Association, for Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns (2012). He is also the recipient of the 2014 Tietgen Prize for his work on current changes in the news media.

  • Kathy English, Public Editor of the Toronto Star since 2007
    Kathy English

    She is responsible for upholding transparency and accountability standards across Torstar’s news organizations. Prior to this, she reported and edited for six Canadian daily newspapers, launched websites for two media companies, and served as a tenured faculty member at the Ryerson School of Journalism from 1989 to 1999.

    Kathy English, who holds an MA in Canadian history from Western University, was the 2018 recipient of the Asper Teaching Fellowship at Western’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies. During the fellowship, she taught a graduate seminar course on digital media literacy, tackling issues of truth in news and digital disruption in the media industry. She currently teaches a Ryerson course on critical issues in journalism.

  • David Walmsley, Editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail
    David Walmsley

    He sits on the global steering committee of The Trust Project, advises the Google News Initiative that creates new digital products for the global news audience and sits on the advisory committee of the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University.

     

     

  • Luce Julien, Executive Director of Radio-Canada News and Current Affairs since July 2018
    Luce Julien

    Her appointment marked her return to the public broadcaster, where she had worked for 23 years. She has been in charge of radio news, ICI RDI and digital information. Before taking over the reins of News and Current Affairs, she was editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Le Devoir.

     

     

  • Colette Brin, Professor at Université Laval’s Département d’information et de communication, and Director of the Centre d’études sur les médias
    Colette Brin

    Her research and teaching focus on recent and ongoing changes in journalistic practice, through policy and organizational initiatives as regulatory mechanisms, as well as journalists’ professional discourse. She recently co-edited Journalism in Crisis: Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2016). Prof. Brin coordinates the Canadian study for the Digital News Report (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 2015–2018). She is a member of the Groupe de recherche sur la communication politique (GRCP) and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC).

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