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Citizen Media Rendez-vous

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Published: 10 Aug 2009

Media@McGill invites you to the following event: Citizen Media Rendez-vous

Today's media landscape is in turmoil: traditional mass media companies have become vulnerable due to falling advertising dollars, dwindling readership and difficulties adapting to new media. At the same time, citizen and independent media are facing a golden opportunity to assert themselves through online and social networking technologies. Nonetheless, independent and citizen media continue to face challenges in creating content, developing platforms, building audience and securing financing for their work.

During the first block of the event, four experts will present on the theme: Véronique Marino (INIS), Geraldine Cahill (The Real News Network), David Beers (The Tyee), and Laurent Mauriac (Rue 89). In addition, in the second bloc, case studies will be presented by: Paulina Abarca-Cantin & Stéphanie Lagueux: Studio XX, Wayne MacPhail: Rabble.ca, and Reisa Levine & Véronique Maléfant: CitizenShift/Parole citoyenne.

For more information, for the schedule and to register for this free public event: citizen-media.ca.

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