[acc-cca-l] Worldviews 2019: Democracy at risk? Reflecting on the future of higher education and media in a post-truth world

Hermida, Alfred Alfred.Hermida at ubc.ca
Wed Apr 24 21:56:42 MDT 2019

Dear colleagues

This June, join participants from around the globe for the 2019 Worldviews on Media and Higher Education Conference in Toronto, Canada:

Taking place June 12-14, this unique three-day conference will focus on democracy and the changing relationships in higher education and the media in the global north and south – specifically the challenges of communicating in a "post-truth" world; the impact of technological change; the emergence of diverse voices; and new directions in media-higher education collaborations.

Speakers include:

Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler.com<http://Rappler.com> and former CNN bureau chief in Manilla, Philippines
Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of Central European University, Budapest
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia, author of Anti-Social Media
Sophia Rosenfeld, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania; author of Truth and Democracy
Tom Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs, US Naval War College, author of The Death of Expertise
Cam Gordon, Head of Communications, Twitter Canada
Nermeen Shaikh, Co-Host and News Producer at Democracy Now!, author of The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power (Columbia University Press)
Edward Greenspon, President, Public Policy Forum; former editor-in chief of The Globe and Mail
Anatoliy Gruzd, Canada Research Chair, Social Media Data Stewardship, Director, Social Media Lab, Ryerson University
Jane Lytvynenko, Journalist, BuzzFeed Canada
Ivan Semeniuk, Science Correspondent, Globe and Mail
Patti Sonntag, Director, Institute for Investigative Journalism, Concordia University

Register today for Worldviews 2019: Democracy at risk? Reflecting on the future of higher education and media in a post-truth world. Early bird rate available until May 1
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