Journalism Week at McGill campus

Monday, November 1, 2010 - 22:00 to Friday, November 5, 2010 - 22:00
McGill Montreal , QC
45° 30' 31.9212" N, 73° 33' 15.2712" W
Quebec CA

The Daily Publications Society is holding their third annual Journalism Week on McGill campus. Open to the public, this week-long series of panels and workshops aims to teach tangible skills and promote discussion around hot topics in the changing field of journalism.

Monday November 1

New Media

6 p.m.-7 p.m. Leacock 219

Concordia professor Lisa Lynch, Duncan Cameron (, Alanah Heffez (, and Andrew Princz ( will discuss how to navigate the changing landscape of journalism: multi-media reporting, online niche-interest news sites, and new ways of establishing evidence, will be among the topics covered.

Tuesday November 2

Behind closed doors: using access-to-information requests

2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Brown 5001

A workshop on how to file and use Access-to-Information (ATI) requests to to investigate government abuses and misdemeanours. We'll run-through how to file and use ATIs step-by- step, and discuss obstacles and some tricks to getaround them. Come with a subject in mind you'd like to investigate!

Breaking into Journalism

6 p.m.-7 p.m. Chancellor Day Hall 100

How to get an internship? How to get a job? A panel of McGill grads tell you how they did it. Raji Sohal (CBC radio), Braden Goyette (The Nation magazine), Drew Nelles (Maisonneuve), and Laurence Martin (Le Devoir).

Wednesday November 3

Citizen Media: Part I

6 p.m.-7 p.m. Leacock 219

What are the effects of emerging structures of corporate media on discourse? Is there a widening gap between what people believe and what media is covering? Craig Silverman (PBS Media Shift and OpenFile) discusses these issues in the first chapter in a bilingual series.

Thursday November 4

Radical Journalism On the Air

2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Brown 5001

Gretchen King (CKUT) will discuss on-air news coverage, radio documentaries, and Groundwire, a nationally syndicated program run by the National Campus and Community Radio Association.

Percer dans le journalisme 2.0

6 p.m.-7 p.m. Chancellor Day Hall 101

Jozef Ciroka, Tristan Péloquin ( et Anne-Marie Lecomte (Radio-Canada) discutent du journalisme à l'ère 2.0 : comment trouver sa place, les outils et la participation croissante du public.

Caught in the Middle: Writing an Opinion in

Today's Partisan Climate

6 p.m.-7 p.m. Chancellor Day Hall 102

Seasoned journalist and Globe and Mail columnist Marcus Gee talks about negotiating the polarized North American political framework. The media's preoccupation with Liberal/Conservative and the Democrat/ Republican dichotomies means issues can become depoliticized and distorted. Gee talks about finding middle ground.

Interning in Style

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Chencellor Day Hall, 202

McGill students discuss their experience working for fashion, entertainment, and editorial magazines: Todd Plummer (Vogue); Katie Amey (Nylon,; Carolyn Gregoire (Blackbook, Seventeen); and Rachel Benjamin (Glamour).

Making a Sale: Culture Journalism in a

Contracting Market

7 p.m.-8 p.m. Chancellor Day Hall 202

Freelance journalists discuss how to pitch and write articles for today's market. Matthew Hays is a writer for the Montreal Mirror and a two-time National Magazine Award nominee; his articles have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, CBC Arts Online, The Walrus, The Advocate, Cineaste, The Hollywood Reporter and The Toronto Star. Patricia Bailey is a writer for Playback Magazine and a regular contributor to CBC Arts Online whose articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Walrus, and This Magazine. Donna Nebenzahl is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for The Gazette and The Toronto Star; her articles have appeared in Canadian Geographic, Elle Canada, Reader's Digest, Canadian Home and Country, and Country Living.

Friday November 5

Citizen Media: Part II

6 p.m.-7 p.m. Leacock 219

What are the effects of emerging structures of corporate media on discourse? Is there a widening gap between what people believe and what media is covering? Tim McSorley (The Dominion and Media Cooperative) discusses these issues in the second chapter in a bilingual series.

Social Justice Journalism

7 p.m.-8 p.m. Leacock 219

Co-organized with Journalists for Human Rights at McGill, this panel, featuring journalists Amy Miller (Free Speech Radio News, Groundwire, The Dominion,, the Independent Media Centre-Montréal) and Derek MacCuish (Social Justice Committee, Upstream Journal), will discuss social justice and journalism in light of the G20.

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