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Press Freedom Conference - RyeCast

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March 8:

Morning Panels

Press freedom: Where do we stand now?

Sponsored by Newspapers Canada

Paula Todd (Canadian Journalists for Free Expression)
Michael Cooke (Editor, Toronto Star)
Alice Klein (Chief Executive Officer, Editor, NOW Magazine)
Daniel Henry (Senior legal counsel, CBC)
John Gomery (President, Quebec Press Council)

You can’t say that! Press freedom and expression of opinion

Sponsored by the Ontario Press Council

Brian MacLeod Rogers (Media lawyer; Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University)
Margaret Wente (Columnist, The Globe and Mail)
Susan Riley (Columnist, Ottawa Citizen)
Kamal Al-Solaylee (Ryerson University)

Afternoon Panels

Telling stories – or not – in a time of terror

Sponsored by the Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association

Paul Knox (Ryerson University)
Jagdish Grewal (Editor and publisher, Canadian Punjabi Post)
Michelle Shephard (National Security Reporter, Toronto Star)
Marlys Edwardh (Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP)

Press freedom in a brave new media world

Vinita Srivastava (Ryerson University)
Kenny Yum (Managing Editor, Huffington Post Canada)
Christian Leblanc (Fasken Martineau, Montreal)
Susan Harada (Carleton University) and Mary McGuire (Carleton University)

March 9:

Morning Panels

Getting away with secrecy: What’s going on here and why is it happening?

Sponsored by Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

Peter Klein (University of British Columbia)
Suzanne Craig (Integrity Commissioner, City of Vaughan)
Linden MacIntyre (CBC, the fifth estate)
Fred Vallance-Jones (University of King’s College)
Bruce Gillespie (Wilfrid Laurier University)

When everybody’s a journalist: Risks, opportunities and implications for press freedom

Peter Jacobsen (Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP)
Gavin Adamson (Ryerson University): Social media as a technology for press freedom
Leigh Felesky (Ryerson University): All about the numbers: Exploring how emerging digital business models may influence freedom of the press
Rebecca Fisch (Torkin Manes LLP) and Dan Rowe (Humber College): Balancing interactivity with liability: Legal and journalistic best practices for comments sections