MONTREAL, April 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bell purchase of Astral and cuts to the CBC are fresh examples of why now is the time for a national discussion on the future of our journalism policy. The Journalism Strategies Conference complements the excellent initiatives already underway to get media issues on the public agenda in Canada - including OpenMedia and Reimagine the CBC. This is a conference for people who want to move beyond well-worn complaints about journalism in this country and craft solutions.
Kai Nagata, Tony Burman, Judy Rebick, and Dominique Payette kick off the three-day conference at a free public forum: 7 pm Thursday April 19th at Concordia University's D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West. Guest speakers over the next two days will include Michel Cormier (Radio-Canada), Lisa de Wilde (TVO), Wilf Dinnick (OpenFile), Bernard Descôteaux (Le Devoir), Jean LaRose (APTN), and Shelley Robinson (National Campus and Community Radio Association). For details or to register, please visit: www.journalismstrategies.ca
For further information:
Thomas Ledwell, communications coordinator