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Saturday, January 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Activism and objectivity in journalism

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Journalists can decide what stories people hear, read and care about. But to what extent should journalists strive for impartiality when selecting which stories to tell? Can journalists be activists? And is it ever possible for a reporter or editor to entirely separate their beliefs from their work? This panel will explore the murky relationship between activism and journalism.

Moderator: Mack Lamoureux

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David Beers

Founding Editor, The Tyee
David Beers founded The Tyee. He teaches at UBC’s J-School, was an editor at Mother Jones and Vancouver Sun, and his writing has won awards in the US and Canada.
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Mack Lamoureux

Staff Writer, Vice Canada
Mack Lamoureux is a reporter with VICE Canada. His work focuses on right-wing extremism and fringe groups. He was the first journalist to report on the Soldiers of Odin, III% Canada, and Atomwaffen's activity in Canada.
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Bashir Mohamed

Writer, Freelance
Bashir Mohamed is an Edmonton-based writer. He is interested in Alberta's history and how those legacies connect to the present. Currently, he works as a civil servant and spends his free time cycling or researching historic stories. 
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James Wilt

Freelance Writer, The Narwhal
James Wilt is a freelance journalist based in Winnipeg, focusing on energy & environmental politics. He holds a journalism degree from Mount Royal University and is currently working on his MA in Geography at the University of Manitoba. He regularly contributes to The Narwhal, and... Read More →
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Melanie Woods

Writer, Freelance
Melanie Woods is a Vancouver-based writer and audio producer. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Vice, CBC, the Georgia Straight, Slate, This Magazine, and Xtra.  

Saturday January 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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