Two prominent Canadian journalists share their views on civic duty, patriotism, and journalism at a free public lecture. The discussion involves whether patriotism undermines good journalism and whether journalists are able to tell the real stories — especially in war reporting.
Jeffrey Dvorkin is Ombudsman at National Public Radio in Washington, DC. As Ombudsman he receives and investigates questions from the public regarding editorial standards in programming. He is the former Vice President of News and Information for NPR, and was Chief Journalist and Managing Editor for CBC Radio News and Information.
Arthur Kent is an Emmy award-winning documentary producer. He has covered both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars as Contributing Editor of Macleans Magazine. Kent's journalism career began at the Calgary Herald and he has reported for CBC, BBC, CNN, NBC Television News and the London Observer.
This Free Public Event is sponsored by the Canadian Media Research Consortium, a partnership of three university-based organizations dedicated to the promotion of leading-edge research and public discussion on the Canadian media. They are: The School of Journalism at UBC; York /Ryerson Graduate Program in Culture and Communications and Centre d'études sur les médias, Université Laval.
For further information contact Darlene Haber at the UBC School of Journalism: 604-822-6688
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