October 20, 2011
For the past two years, Samara has had the honour of bringing some of journalism’s leading innovators to Toronto through its partnership with the Massey College Canadian Journalism Fellowship. This year, we’re teamed up with a dynamic roster of journalists who bring a range of experiences and perspectives to the table.
The Massey-Samara seminar series is founded on the belief that public affairs journalism is one of the vital ingredients of a healthy democracy. Our approach is simple: we seek out inspiring examples of leadership, creativity and innovation from around the world, and create a gathering space for journalists and others interested in public affairs reporting to listen, learn and exchange. You can find audio and video recordings of our past speakers, which include Emily Bell, former director of digital content for the Guardian, Wikileaks volunteer and Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, and ProPublic Editor and CEO Paul Steiger, here on our website.
With the media landscape so rapidly evolving, it would seem that there’s no shortage of bright muckraking minds who would make compelling guest speakers for our series. While our plans for 2012 are shaping up (you can expect an announcement in the coming weeks), we want to know which leading public affairs journalist you’d like to see pay us a visit down the road. We can’t make any promises, but invite you think big, and send us your thoughts on who is shaping the future of the news industry, for journalists and the public alike.
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