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Friday, January 4 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The rise and fall of the Canadian alt-weekly

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Vue Weekly, Edmonton’s alt-weekly publication, ceased operations at the end of November 2018. Calgary’s free weekly publication, FFWD, folded in early 2015. However, alt-weeklies in cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax continue their operations. This panel will discuss the role of alt-weeklies in arts communities, the challenges they face and the responsibility other publications have to carry on alternative arts coverage when alt-weeklies shutter. Plus, find out how your student publication can best support your local arts scene.

Moderator: Kurtis RIdeout, CUP communications officer

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Drew Anderson

Web Journalist, CBC
Drew Anderson started his career freelancing for Calgary’s now-defunct Fast Forward Weekly, where he eventually became editor and publisher. He currently works as a journalist for CBC Calgary. 
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Travis Lupick

Staff Writer, The Georgia Straight
Travis Lupick is an award-winning journalist based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the author of Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction (Arsenal Pulp Press, June 2018). 
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Jaelyn Molyneux

Executive Editor, Digital Content, Avenue Calgary
Jaelyn Molyneux is the executive editor of digital content for Redpoint Media & Marketing solutions, which publishes Avenue magazine and WestJet Magazine as well as a handful of custom publications. 

Friday January 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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