Why Democracy Needs Community Media; Why Community Media Need Policy Support.

Date and Time: 
2015 Nov 23 - 1:45pm
Session: 
3
Stream 1: Government, Democracy, and Community Media

In this videolinked session with Simon Fraser University, researchers and invited panellists argue for the importance of community media in a democracy, and why community media need continued policy support. Moderated by Professor Robert Hackett of the School of Journalism at Simon Fraser.

Professor Hackett will speak to the importance of community media for democratic communication, in light of 'market failure' of corporate media, and the information needs that cannot be met through citizen volunteers and social media alone.