Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom | Hard truths + fake news: A timely boot camp
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04 Mar 2019 Hard truths + fake news: A timely boot camp

The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom 
and the Carleton School of Journalism and Communication

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HARD TRUTHS + FAKE NEWS 

A timely boot camp for users of democracy and defenders of press freedom.

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Feb. 25, 2019. OTTAWA—The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom and the Carleton School of Journalism and Communication invite journalists, decision-makers and all those who care about civic democracy to our 2019 federal election boot camp.

The day-long workshop in the Richcraft Hall Atrium at Carleton will feature frank talk and timely collaboration.  

Begin the day with BuzzFeed editor Craig Silverman and a frontline briefing on the world of fake news and online misinformation.

Get a preview of what’s to come in 2019 from academics, pollsters and close observers of the political and digital landscape.

Hear Fergus Bell of Pop Up News explain how news organizations around the world are collaborating to fight disinformation.

Close the day with CBC’s Rosemary Barton and timely talk about how we can prepare for the coming campaign. 

In a lightning round, newsroom leaders will discuss strategies and solutions:

Susan Delacourt, The Toronto Star

Mike De Souza, National Observer

Murad Hemmadi, The Logic

Michelle Richardson, Ottawa Citizen

Lindsay Sample, The Discourse

Tickets for the conference are available on Event Brite, $20 general admission, $10 for students.

March 30

Richcraft Hall Atrium

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom operates with the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and sustaining sponsorship from the Canadian Bankers Association.

Media contacts

Shawn McCarthy: 613-294-4491( English)

Manon Cornellier : 613-795-4017( French)