A timely boot camp for users of democracy and defenders of press freedom
In March, 2019, the Journalism program collaborated with the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom to invite journalists, decision-makers and all those who care about civic democracy to a 2019 federal election boot camp.
The day-long workshop at Carleton featured frank talk and frontline briefings on what might be coming and how we can prepare as we head into the fall 2019 federal election.
Read about our panels and watch the videos below.
True facts about mis/disinformation (and how to cover It)
Craig Silverman is an award-winning journalist and author and one of the world’s leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the media editor of BuzzFeed News, where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and media manipulation.
The 2019 election campaign
A survey of the political and digital landscape
Ed Greenspon, president and CEO of the Public Policy Forum
David Coletto, one of the founding partners and CEO of Abacus Data
Kendall Anderson, acting executive director and managing director of The Samara Centre for Democracy
Moderated by Joyce Napier, Ottawa bureau chief for CTV National News
Defending democracy: the roles we play
Conversation and a lightning round of solutions from journalists
Murad Hemmadi, Ottawa-based reporter for The Logic
Susan Delacourt, Ottawa columnist and bureau chief, Toronto Star
Lindsay Sample, managing editor, The Discourse
Michelle Richardson, editor-in-chief, Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun
Moderated by Rosemary Barton, journalist and host of CBC’s The National