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Climate Crisis, Media Alternatives: What kind of journalism do we need for a planetary emergency?

'News for Lunch' presentation by Robert Hackett, one of Canada’s foremost figures on the front lines of media reform.

Tuesday, March 24 , 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
School of Journalism Studio  AH 105

Prof. Hackett has been with the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University since 1984. He co-authored “Remaking Media: The Struggle to Democratize Public Communication,” co-edited “Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles,” and helped define and develop the concept of peace journalism. He also helped found Media Democracy Day Vancouver and co-directed the media monitoring project NewsWatch Canada.

His research interests have included media activism, democratic press and broadcasting reform, journalism studies, news as ideological discourse, media monitoring, media and social movements, war and media.

Pack your lunch, come on down for ideas and discussion on a critically important topic.

Instructors are welcome to bring classes, but please let us know numbers ASAP by reply to this email.  

Published works include:
• Robert A. Hackett and William K. Carroll, Remaking media: The struggle to democratize public communication (London & New York: Routledge, 2006)
• Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles (co-edited with Yuezhi Zhao) (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)
• The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press (with Richard Gruneau and Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and NewsWatch Canada) (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives/Garamond Press, 2000)
• Robert A. Hackett and Yuezhi Zhao, Sustaining democracy? Journalism and the politics of objectivity (Toronto: Broadview Press [orig. Garamond], 1998).
• News and Dissent: The Press and the Politics of Peace in Canada (Ablex, 1991)

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Event photo: "Aerial of flood effects in Minnesota" by Andrea Booher - FEMA Photo Library, Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

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