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The State of Journalism

January 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Freedom of the press is one of the foundations of our democracy but the future of journalism is uncertain. The industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Traditional media companies are looking for new revenue models to stay afloat while the public has gotten used to getting news for free. Independent media organizations struggle with funding, resources, and breaking through the noise. At the same time, the rapid spread of fake news has left many people wondering what’s real and what “news” they can trust.

What happens to our democracy when investigative journalism declines and fake news and echo chambers impact worldviews, actions and votes instead? Are we really in a post-truth society?

Susanna Kelley, a veteran political and investigative reporter and current Editor-in-Chief for Ontario News Watch, David Gray-Donald, a freelance journalist and board member for The Media Co-op, and Justin Dallaire, editor of the Ryerson Review of Journalism, will be joining us on January 25 to lead a discussion about the state of journalism and where we go from here.


We will be at our NEW Uptown venue for this event, The Wallace Gastropub at Yonge and Davisville. Doors open at 7pm and the discussion begins at 7:30pm.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to let us know you’ll be joining us. As always, this event is free, you just have to pay for anything you order.




January 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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The Wallace Gastropub
1954 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4S 1Z4 Canada
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