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?
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).
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