"Who Ya Gonna Surf: Sorting out truth and truthiness on social and legacy media."
We rely on newspapers, magazines, internet, TV, Radio, etc. for information which often shapes our opinions, beliefs and attitudes…….how do we know if the sources are accurate, unbiased, and worthy of our attention? What is responsible journalism? John will discuss these and other current ethical questions related to journalism and the information world in 2012/13.
John Miller is one of the leading consultants on journalism and the media in Canada. His careers as a reporter, writer, activist, teacher, researcher and consultant span more than 40 years. John was the former head of Journalism at Ryerson where he pioneered courses on cover diversity in the media. He was the founding editor of the Sunday Star and author of the acclaimed book: “Yesterday’s News: Why Canada’s Daily Newspapers are Failing Us.” Now retired, John continues to write and blog on all matters pertaining to journalism, ethics, and the information world. He is frequently called upon by the Canadian courts as a leading expert witness and consultant regarding multiculturalism issues in journalism. John currently makes his home in Port Hope where he and his wife, Sandy, love country life, trips to Costa Rica, and their beloved chocolate lab, Freud.
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