Coming Up - March 30: German Canadian Media Symposium: “Disconnected - The media’s role in divisive conversations”

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01.04.2019 - Article

The second German-Canadian Media Symposium explores a cross-pollination of perspectives and tools from German and Canadian media. Join us for a collaborative problem-solving approach on the media's timeliest topics!

Societal uncertainty and dread are pervasive. As economies are being disrupted, large segments of society are feeling left behind. These class disparities are compounded by alienating technology, populist media, and global challenges including pandemics and climate change. Call it “apocalypse anxiety” or “Zukunftsangst,” German for “fear of the future.” Given these societal apprehensions, what is the media’s role in perpetuating — and countering — fear-driven narratives? How should the media advance the collective conversation toward finding constructive solutions?

Confirmed Panelists:

Roland Nelles, Chief Correspondent, Der Spiegel, Washington

Ingrid Müller, Senior Editor, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

Gundula Haage, Magazine KULTURAUSTAUSCH, Berlin

Alexandra Alvarova, Author and Political Marketing Specialist,

Martha Troian, CBC Journalist

Sadiya Ansari, Freelance Journalist, MacLeans Magazine etc

Richard Warnica, The National Post


Jessica Johnson, Executive Editor, The Walrus Magazine

This event is co-sponsored by our partners Massey College and the Uninversity of Toronto's Communications Department (UTC).

Tickets will be availble starting February 28 via Eventbrite:


The symposium will also be live-streamed.

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