Dr. Alfred Hermida

Director and Full Professor, School of Journalism, University of British Columbia and Celeste Côté, Social Media Strategist

My Sessions

News and Media Literacy: Smart News Citizens

Room 112 Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

Canadians are immersed in news and information, often in spaces no longer controlled by traditional media publishers. With an abundance of choice on multiple mediums, citizens are also concerned about unreliable information and fake news. What level of media literacy can we reasonably expect from citizens, given the problem of fake news dates back as […]

News & Media Literacy

News and Media Literacy: Cultivating a healthy media ecosystem

Room 112 Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

Some say journalism is dying, but new media startups and innovative approaches to journalism are cropping up all over Canada. Unfortunately, these startups face significant institutional, financial and social hurdles —not just to launch, but to achieve sustainability as an ongoing venture. This session will explore common challenges in the media innovation space and seek […]

News & Media Literacy

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This Canada 150: Conneted Canada conference was supported by a Canada 150 Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


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