Public Event - What is the Role of Public Broadcasters in the Digital Age?

November 4, 2016, 7 p.m.

SFU Harbour Centre - Fletcher Challenge Theatre


You're invited to a free public event on the future of Canadian public media featuring Jesse Brown (Canadaland), Sue Gardner(Wikimedia, former Senior Director of, Stephen Maher (Executive Editor of and Rachel Nixon (Discourse Media, former Senior Director of Digital, CBC News, ex-BBC, Microsoft).

The conversation will be moderated by Taylor Owen, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at UBC.

This event will be broadcast as an episode of the CANADALAND podcast.

The CBC has played a prominent role in the Canadian media landscape. But as the journalism world transitions online and traditional journalism organizations are increasingly challenged by digitally native organizations, how should the role of the public broadcaster be re-imagined?

Panellists Sue Gardner, Rachel Nixon, Jesse Brown and Stephen Maher will discuss the future of the CBC in an increasingly online media ecosystem, whether the CBC is a competitor or partner to digital start-ups, whether the mandate of the CBC remains appropriate in a digital world, and what approaches the public broadcaster could take to encourage innovation and contribute to the development of a stronger Canadian news media.

Join us November 4 at 7 p.m. at SFU Harbour Centre - Fletcher Challenge Theatre, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver.

Tickets are free. Please RSVP.

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This event is free and open to the public but space may be limited. Let us know you're coming.