Panel of media experts to discuss the Future of News 

How is information gathered, shared and consumed in the internet and mobile age?

It’s safe to say that the understanding of the news industry has shifted a great deal in the last decade. The media landscape has filled with a number of varieties on the traditional model of objective news delivery. With multiple sources of information available with a few clicks, we now speak of social media, citizen media, alternative media and corporate media.

Once a successful and lucrative medium, print is now facing significant challenges as the economic and technological landscape changes.

Or is it?

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Montreal daily newspaper Le Devoir, Concordia will be hosting the panel discussion, The Futures of News and Journalism in the Internet and Mobile Age on June 3, 2:30 p.m. in the De Sève Cinema.

Panelists will address questions raised by these changes such as: How are issues like journalistic objectivity, accuracy and ethics reshaped in the Internet era? Are citizen-driven social and alternative media of equal value as established and trusted news media? How has the print-based newspaper industry adapted to web-driven news contexts amid decreased advertising revenues?

Panelists will include: Publisher of Le Devoir Bernard Descôteaux; Reisa Levine, Producer of National Film Board of Canada’s online forum CitizenShift; Amy Mitchell, Deputy Director of the Washington D.C-based research organization the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism; Pascal Riché, Editor of the independent Paris-based news and current affairs web forum Rue89; and Toronto-based journalist Geraldine Cahill, who served as Communications and Social Media Director with online news and documentary network The Real News Network.

Michel Venne, former Le Devoir deputy editor, will moderate the panel. Venne is also the founder and Executive Director of the Institut du Nouveau Monde (New World Institute), a Montreal-based non-partisan organization aimed at civic participation and renewal of ideas in Quebec.


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