Is it time for journalists to abandon the ideal of neutrality?

Is it time for journalists to abandon the ideal of neutrality?


Podcast (1:37:57)

Monday February 8, 2016 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Rogers Communication Centre, Room 103
Ryerson University
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

Traditionally journalists have been expected to be neutral, non-partisan, and dispassionate in relation to the stories they cover. But is that possible? Does it serve the public interest? Is it time to abandon this approach?  These issues will be addressed in a lively discussion by an expert panel.

 

Lee-Anne Goodman  - Senior Editor-Business & Ontario for Canadian Press

Ivor Shapiro - Professor and Chair of the Ryerson School of Journalism

James L. Turk -  Director of Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design

 

The panel will be moderated by Bernie Lucht, former Executive Producer of CBC Ideas.

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