JOINT BOOK LAUNCH
The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age
Edited by Darin Barney, Gabriella Coleman, Christine Ross, Jonathan Sterne, and Tamar Tembeck - University of Minnesota Press, 2016
Journalism in Crisis: Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada
Edited by Mike Gasher, Colette Brin, Christine Crowther, Gretchen King,Errol Salamon, and Simon Thibault - University of Toronto Press, 2016
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College ave., Montréal
Structured along four axes investigating the relations between participation and politics, surveillance, openness, and aesthetics, The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age comprises fifteen essays that explore the promises, possibilities, and failures of contemporary participatory media practices.
Journalism in Crisis addresses the concerns of scholars, activists, journalists, and citizens who are committed to sustaining journalism as a democratic institution and as a set of democratic practices in Canada. Divided into three interrelated sections, the contributors consider a range of new theoretical perspectives, journalism policies, and practices in public, private, and community media, offering solutions to balance the Canadian media ecology.