Hard truths + fake news

a federal election bootcamp

The Journalism program teamed up with the Canadian Committee on World Press Freedom to present a preview of looming media issues in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election.

Academics, pollsters, journalists and other close observers of the political and digital landscape weighed in during the day-long session.

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Shooting Ghosts

with Finbarr O’Reilly

Combat photographer Finbarr O’Reilly’s unique joint memoir with U.S. Marine Thomas Brennan explores the unpredictability of war and its aftermath.

O’Reilly spoke of the realities of bearing witness in a war zone to a roomful of journalism students studying journalism and conflict.

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Reporting from Russia and Ukraine

with Mark MacKinnon of the Globe and Mail

For many years, Mark MacKinnon (BJ ’97) of the Globe and Mail has kept Canadians informed on major developments in Russia and Ukraine.

In a wide-ranging conversation with journalism professor Allan Thompson, MacKinnon spoke of the many challenges he’s faced over the years while reporting from those areas of the world.

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Parliamentary Press Gallery at 150

Building on the past, adapting to the future

There are big changes happening in the political and media landscape of this country – all set against the 15oth anniversary of Canada’s Parliamentary Press Gallery.

On February 29, 2016, a stellar panel of current and former Press Gallery journalists discussed the gallery’s past, present and future.

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Mohamed Fahmy: Freedom

In conversation with CBC’s Neil Macdonald

Mohamed FahmyMohamed Fahmy, the former Al Jazeera Egypt bureau chief imprisoned by the Egyptian government for more than a year, was finally released in September 2015.

On November 9, 2015, he weighed in on the state of press freedom in Canada and abroad, the dangers journalists face carrying out their work, and the ability of journalism to make a difference, in a conversation with CBC senior correspondent Neil Macdonald.

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Surviving Afghanistan

AP Bureau Chief Kathy Gannon in Conversation with Dick Gordon

Kathy Gannon in AfghanistanKathy Gannon is the Canadian-born journalist and AP bureau chief who was shot last April while on assignment in Afghanistan. For more than 20 years she has reported primarily from South Central Asia and is described as being the “undisputed dean of the western correspondents who cover that region.”

On January 20, 2015 she was interviewed by one of our contract instructors, Dick Gordon, a top war correspondent and award-winning former journalist who covered conflicts from Bosnia to Afghanistan to Sri Lanka. The event was co-sponsored by the Canadian Committee on World Press Freedom, the Canadian War Museum and the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

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