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Professor Emerita and Founding Director
The School of Journalism
University of British Columbia
A graduate of Carleton University in political science and journalism, Donna Logan is Professor Emerita and founding Director of the School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia.

Before her appointment to UBC, she worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in a number of capacities: chief journalist and managing editor, national radio news; program director, and then vice president of CBC Radio; vice president, regional broadcasting operations (English/French and Radio TV); vice president, media accountability; and regional director for British Columbia.

Prior to the CBC, she worked as a journalist and editor for the Montreal Star. When it ceased publication in 1979, she was deputy managing editor.

Logan has served on the advisory boards of several Canadian journalism schools and has taught courses and given numerous lectures at Canadian universities and abroad. She is on the boards of the Canadian Journalism Foundation; the Michener Awards for Journalism; the BC Newspaper Foundation; and the advisory board of the Canadian Institute for New Media Research and Development. In addition, she is a founding director of the Canadian Media Research Consortium.
Logan is also board member of Ballet British Columbia and a governor of the National Theatre School.

Vice-President / Vice-Chair
Professor and President
Centre d’études sur les médias
Université Laval

Florian Sauvageau, a lawyer and a former journalist, heads the Centre d'études sur les médias (The center for media studies) in addition to teaching journalism and communications law and policy at Université Laval in Québec.

He has published or co-authored ten books and numerous articles and is a former president of the Canadian Communication Association.

In addition to his scholarly work, Sauvageau was on the research staff of the Canada's Royal Commission on Newspapers in 1981 and was co-chair of the federal Task Force on Broadcasting Policy in 1985-86. He is a former managing editor of Le Soleil, one of Quebec's largest newspapers, and has been the host of several Radio-Canada's public affairs programmes.

Professor Emeritus and Founding Director
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture
York University / Ryerson University
Fred Fletcher, PhD., Duke, is professor of political science and in environmental studies at York University.

A former president of both the Canadian Communication Association and the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, he is the author of a number of studies of the old media, including The Newspaper and Public Affairs (1981), and numerous studies of news coverage of elections, public policy, and environmental issues, including Media, Elections and Democracy (1991).

He was Research Co-ordinator, Media and Elections, for the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing. He has also done work on communication policy and Canadian federalism. His current work deals primarily with electoral communication and he has spent some time thinking about the implications of the new media for election campaigns and the democratic process.

Professor and Director
Master of Journalism Program
Ryerson University

Gene Allen, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, a faculty member in the Ryerson/York universities Joint Graduate Programme in Communication & Culture, and the founding director of Ryerson’s Master of Journalism program.

His main research interests are in media history and journalism history, specifically the development of an international news system through the creation and consolidation of news agencies.

He is currently working on a history of the Canadian Press news agency, is co-editor of a forthcoming volume of essays on Canadian media history, and organized the first “Conference on Media History in Canada” in 2006. Before joining Ryerson’s faculty in 2001, he had an extensive and varied career as a television news and documentary producer for CBC, and as an editor and reporter for The Globe and Mail.

He received his Ph.D. in Canadian history from the University of Toronto in 1991. Recent and forthcoming publications include: “New media, old media and competition: Canadian Press and the emergence of radio news” in Gene Allen and Daniel Robinson, eds., Communicating in Canada’s Past: Essays in Media History (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming); “Business, Culture and the History of News,” in Elsbeth Heaman, Alison Li, and Shelley McKellar, eds., Essays in Honour of Michael Bliss: Figuring the Social (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming [2008]); “News Across the Border: Associated Press in Canada, 1894-1917”, Journalism History (January 2006).

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