rabble.ca presents: What's wrong with our newspapers?

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 23:00 to Friday, April 17, 2009 - 02:00

On the occasion of our 8th birthday, rabble.ca presents:

What's Wrong With Our Newspapers?

A lively discussion with Peter C. Newman, Linda McQuaig, Wayne Macphail and hosted by rabble.ca board President Duncan Cameron

Thursday April 16, 7:30 (doors 7:00)

$10 or PWYC FREE for rabble.ca members

Seating is limited, reserve your seat at: events [@] rabble.ca

Peter C. Newman is the recipient of seven honorary doctorates, and has won every journalism award there is and has been appointed to a Companion in the Order of Canada. He is the author of 24 books.

Linda McQuaig is a best selling author and award winning journalist. She is author of seven books on politics and economics -- all national bestsellers.

Wayne MacPhail has been a print and online journalist for over 20 years. He is now president of w8nc, a communications company specializing in emerging technologies and is on the rabble board.

Duncan Cameron is an adjunct professor of political science at Simon Fraser University, a director of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy at Concordia University in Montreal and author of many books.

This event is sponsored by the University of Toronto OPIRG. Media sponsor: Ryerson Free Press, NOW Toronto

Koffler Auditorium
569 Spadina Crescent
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 37.062" N, 79° 24' 2.1996" W
Ontario CA

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