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Celebrating Milestones at UWO With Events About Alternative Facts, Memory Institutions

Celebrating Milestones at UWO With Events About Alternative Facts, Memory Institutions

October 4, 2017

The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University is celebrating several anniversaries—FIMS at 20 years, the Media, Information & Technoculture program at 20 years, and LIS program at 50 years—with a pair of homecoming events in the new FIMS & Nursing Building.

Facilitated Panel Discussion: Accountability and Transparency in News Media in an Era of “Alternative Facts”

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FIMS & Nursing Building Rm. 2220, Western University

In honour of Homecoming 2017 and the 20th anniversary of the Faculty of Information & Media Studies, FIMS is pleased to host a panel discussion focusing on transparency and accountability in news media in an era of “alternative facts.”

As the common understanding of the term “fake news” continues to evolve, and the credibility of traditionally mainstream media comes under greater scrutiny from a variety of stakeholders, everyday citizens are finding it increasingly difficult to know where to turn for reliable information.

Join our panel of journalists and scholars as they discuss the challenges facing an industry that remains a cornerstone of democratic society.

Panelists include:

  • Sylvia Stead, Public Editor, Globe and Mail
  • Mary Baxter, TVO Hub Reporter
  • Rebecca Zandbergen, Morning Show host, CBC London
  • Andrew Lundy, VP Digital, Canadian Press
  • Victoria Rubin, FIMS Researcher and Professor

Moderated by Paul Benedetti: reporter, columnist with the Hamilton Spectator, and FIMS journalism instructor.

Alumni will also have the opportunity to explore the brand new FIMS & Nursing Building, including the FIMS Graduate Library and FIMS broadcast studios, through informal tours.

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“The Future Lasts Forever. Memory Institutions: Not a Thing of the Past” – A lecture from Guy Berthiaume

Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FIMS & Nursing Building Rm. 2220, Western University

Guy BerthiaumeThe FIMS community is pleased to welcome Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, to campus for a public lecture entitled “The Future Lasts Forever. Memory Institutions: Not a Thing of the Past”.

Celebrate Homecoming 2017, and the 50th Anniversary of LIS at Western, by joining us in the brand new FIMS & Nursing Building for this public lecture.

A short reception will follow Mr. Berthiaume’s presentation. Alumni will also have the opportunity to explore the brand new FIMS & Nursing Building, including the FIMS Graduate Library and FIMS broadcast studios, through informal tours.

Dr. Guy Berthiaume assumed the position of Librarian and Archivist of Canada on June 23, 2014. Prior to joining Library and Archives Canada, he was the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec between 2009 and 2014, following a 30 year career in academia. Dr. Berthiaume holds a Doctorate in History.

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