After 12 years of dedication to scholarly research, student support and public outreach, Media@McGill will close its doors in April 2019. Throughout these exceptional years as an interdisciplinary hub, Media@McGill has had the privilege of collaborating with diverse scholars, public figures, journalists and artists in the critical inquiry of media, technology and culture. Thank you to all who participated in our many events, publications and projects since the beginning. Please find events for 2018-2019 below.
For many observers, the American media’s commitment to “balance” contributed to President Trump’s victory by normalizing his views and behaviour and fueling the public’s belief that “both sides are corrupt”. This problem is only amplified when it comes to reporting on far-right nationalist groups, where the mere act of covering them can arguably provide them with undeserved legitimacy.
Arctic Journalisms, Civic Spaces, and Indigenous Publics
Candis Callison (UBC Graduate School of Journalism/Princeton University)
Arts W-215, 4-6pm
Co-sponsorship with AHCS Speaker Series
In his 2016 book Marconi, McGill Professor Emeritus Marc Raboy made the case for attending to the relationship between mediated communication and social transformations since the mid-nineteenth century, seeing the evolution of our communication system as a layered process of continuity and change.