News and Media Literacy: Cultivating a healthy media ecosystem

Some say journalism is dying, but new media startups and innovative approaches to journalism are cropping up all over Canada. Unfortunately, these startups face significant institutional, financial and social hurdles —not just to launch, but to achieve sustainability as an ongoing venture. This session will explore common challenges in the media innovation space and seek to identify ways to create the conditions that support a healthy news ecosystem in Canada.

Lead Discussants:

Moderator: Dr. Alfred Hermida, Director and Full Professor, School of Journalism, University of British Columbia and Celeste Côté, Social Media Strategist

For the first half hour, 2-3 experts and session leads will outline key issues and knowledge gaps and identify a number of key issues to be discussed. Afterwards, the room will break into smaller groups for facilitated discussions about the various key issues before re-convening as a whole to exchange ideas.

News & Media Literacy

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This Canada 150: Conneted Canada conference was supported by a Canada 150 Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

 

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