The Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship is happy to co-sponsor the event:
Ending Fake News : The future of media education policies and practices
Where and When: November 9, 6pm. Grande Bibliothèque, Montréal.
REGISTRATION UNTIL OCTOBER 26, 2018: https://media-education2018.teluq.ca/en/registration.php
About the event: The wide dissemination of unreliable and even misleading information contributes to a climate of mistrust towards the media and promotes civic apathy. It is part of a context of accelerated media transformation and raises questions about the ability of diverse audiences to critically analyze journalistic work and information.
The context within which the discussion of fake news takes place is unique. Traditional media are facing a major economic and political crisis. Public confidence in journalists has reached historically low levels, as the business models on which journalistic production is based collapse and policy makers fuel suspicion of “flagship” journalism institutions. This crisis unfolds as the spectrum of knowledge and skills needed for the critical evaluation of journalistic information expands and becomes considerably more complex. Such assessment now requires audiences to have research and information analysis skills, to master the basics of the political economy of information production and circulation within complex digital environments, to understand the workings of information distribution platforms, and to have some knowledge of journalistic standards and genres. The proliferation of fake news is therefore part of a crisis context in which we rediscover and reconsider the question of the skills needed for the critical analysis of journalistic work and information.
This opening conference facilitated by Mrs Eve Beaudin, journalist for the Agence Science-Presse, will feature Line Pagé and Chenjerai Kumanyika.
Line Pagé has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. She worked for 35 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation both in radio and television. She was a reporter, editor and the first director of Radio-Canada’s Radio Information Service. She is currently a lecturer in journalism at the Université de Montréal and chairs the Prix Lizette-Gervais for aspiring journalists. She is the creator and coordinator of the Media Literature Project for second-year high school students offered by the Quebec Federation of Professional Journalists. She received in 2015 the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the communications sector.
Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika is a researcher, journalist, and artist who works as an assistant professor at Rutgers University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of social justice and emerging media in cultural and creative industries. A contributor to various media, Dr. Kumanyika is also a news analyst for Rising Up Radio. Starting in the fall of 2014, Dr. Kumanyika drew international audiences with his livestream coverage of protests in a number of cities, including Ferguson (Missouri), Charleston (South Carolina), and most recently Charlottesville (Virginia).
The conference will be translated simultaneously into French and English.
The event is free, but reservation is mandatory, and the places are limited.
The program is available here: https://media-education2018.teluq.ca/en/program.php
All are welcome!
This event is co-sponsored by the CSDC, le Groupe de Recherche en Communication Politique de l’Université Laval, the Canada Research Chair Media Education and Human Rights, Université Téluq, le Centre d’Étude sur les Médias and Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec