On April 17, the Canadian Committee for world Press Freedom in collaboration with Canada 2020 and with the support of Canadian Commission for UNESCO is hosting a debate in the Canada 2020 studio.
The question is: Does the State Have Any Business In The Newsrooms of the Nation?
Registration is free and open to the public.
The Feb. 27 federal budget pledged $10 million a year for five years to support local news media.
That was $10 million too much, according to some. Others say not enough. News Media Canada, the industry lobby group, had been looking for $350 million in a revamped Canadian Periodical Fund.
Joining the debate is National Post columnist Andrew Coyne and Bob Cox, publisher of The Winnipeg Free Press and chair of News Media Canada.
Susan Harada, head of the journalism program at Carleton University, will be moderator.
Columnist, Postmedia Bio
Publisher of The Winnipeg Free Press, Chair of News Media Canada
Head of the Journalism Program, Carleton University