About the workshop

Canadian Media's Innovation Deficit is a one-day workshop hosted by a research group at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and the Public Policy Forum Nov. 4, 2016.

The workshop, a focused roundtable discussion format begins at 9 a.m. at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC.

You can review the preliminary agenda here. 

We're holding a series of panels where high profile figures in Canadian media practice and scholarship will discuss and debate approaches to support an innovative and sustainable journalism ecosystem.

Panelists include Jesse Brown (Canadaland), Sue Gardner(former CBC, Wikimedia), Andrew Potter (former Ottawa Citizen), Ali Rahnema (former Toronto Star, Globe and Mail), Erin Millar (Discourse Media), David Beers (The Tyee), Elizabeth Dubois (University of Ottawa), Stephen Maher (iPolitics) Fenwick McKelvey (Concordia), Jeff Anders (The Mark), and many others.

The day wraps up with a public event on the future of Canadian public media.

Canadian news media is at a crossroads. Our goal is to arrive at some conclusions — around funding, policy, the role of journalism in society, partnerships and public media. Can Canada be a place where the next generation of innovative, public-interest journalism is allowed to grow and thrive? Help us find out.

Join the Conversation

Do you have insights on Canadian news media you'd like to share during the workshop? Let us know you'd like to attend and we'll pass along an invite.