Journalism Strategies Conference: mapping the future of journalism in Canada

For the next few days, I am at the Journalism Strategies Conference at McGill University in Montreal, giving a paper and talking with people about the future of journalism in Canada.

Tonight, there is an great public event at the D.B Clarke Theatre at Concordia involving Tony Burman, former head of CBC and Al Jezzera and now at Ryerson, Dominique Payette, a professor at Laval and former CBC Radio-Canada journalist,  Kai Nagata, the young journalist who set off a huge debate when he posted to his blog about the state of journalism in Canada, and Judy Rebick, of Rabble.

My paper, Journalism on the Ground in Rural Ontario: the viability of Hyperlocal News, will be presented at 9 a.m. Friday morning.

From there, I will be attending panels, workshops and discussions. Coverage will come in several places. Here, you can follow me via my tweets. You can also follow me directly on Twitter @rwash. There will be more coverage at my Canadian Hyperlocal News Project site. And, I am also helping with coverage for J-Source.ca at the @jsourceinnovate twitter feed. Hope to Storify the results afterwards.

Please join me and others from across Canada and around the world as we wrestle with key issues in journalism in our country.