For the third year in a row, Media@McGill, Reporters sans Frontières and the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival are proud to sponsor the "Writers in Peril" series of the Blue Metropolis Festival. Taking place 21-25 April 2010 at the Delta Hotel, 777 rue Université (map), Montréal (Métro : Square-Victoria), the trilingual Blue Metropolis Festival brings together writers and readers for over 100 events. This year's theme is "Reading the World." There are five Media@McGill events scattered throughout the Blue Metropolis programme.
Media@McGill is pleased to co-sponsor and to announce the first annual Art History and Communication Studies Graduate conference "The Everyday, Lived Realities and Other Fictions". With over 20 presentations and the launch of SEACHANGE Journal, the conference seeks to engage and support graduate scholarship from Canada and abroad.
Thomson House Ballroom
3650 McTavish Street (map)
The 2010 keynote lecture will be presented by Dr. Monica Kin Gagnon, titled "Posthumous Cinema: Reflections on the Creative Animation of Archives."
This event is a collaboration between Media@McGill and the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF). It takes place in Arts W215, March 25th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. (map)
Reflections on the Global Media Monitoring Project
University of Padova, Italy
Due to unforseen circumstances, John F. Burns has been forced to cancel his trip to Montreal and there will NOT be a public lecture tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience.
A two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, McGill alumnus John F. Burns, BA'66 is Chief Foreign Correspondent and London Bureau Chief, The New York Times. He is the longest-serving foreign correspondent in the Times' history, reporting from areas of conflict for over 30 years and often under the most hazardous circumstances.
Canal Savoir will present three programs from the contents of the event on the independent newspaper which was held March 12 (lasting about an hour each):
- Tuesday, 20 April, 15 June, 8pm - Episode 1.
- Friday, 23 April 23, 18 June, 9:30pm - Episode 2;
- Tuesday, 27 April 27, 22 June, 8pm - Episode 3.
Being part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the newspaper, Le Devoir, this all-day conference brings together prominent journalists and researchers from France, Sweden, Canada and the United States to reflect on the independent newspaper in the 21st century: its role, content and public, as well as its editorial structure, financing and management. In the current context of uncertainty for the printed press, what kind of position remains for the daily independent newspaper?