2023 Kesterton Lecture – with Toronto Star owner Jordan Bitove

2023 Kesterton Lecture – with Toronto Star owner Jordan Bitove

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre 355 Cooper St., Ottawa

Contact Information

Allan Thompson, 16137991791, allan.thompson@carleton.ca



About this Event

Host Organization: School of Journalism and Communication
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The School of Journalism and Communication presents
The 2023 Kesterton Lecture

The Truth We Need for the World We Want

With Toronto Star owner Jordan Bitove

Moderated by Nahlah Ayed of CBC Radio’s Ideas

Imagine a world without journalism. A statement like that would have been incomprehensible a decade ago. Today it is an increasingly potent threat.
While the pandemic emphasized the need for reliable, quality news and opinion in our democracy, the last few years have not been an easy road for journalism in Canada.
Jordan Bitove, the new owner of the Toronto Star, sees a brighter future. Bitove will deliver the 2023 Wilfred Kesterton Lecture at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication.
The event will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00pm in the august surroundings of the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, at 355 Cooper St. in downtown Ottawa.
Bitove will use the address to discuss the critical role of journalism in supporting our democracy, to dive deep into the importance of supporting Canadian owned and operated media, and to offer a look behind the curtains of publishing and what we can expect for media in Canada in the years to come.
This will be Bitove’s first major public address since assuming full ownership of the Toronto Star’s parent company Torstar, making him the first sole owner of Canada’s largest circulation daily newspaper since founder Joe Atkinson.
Join us on March 28 for this important event, the major annual keynote for Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication.
The evening will be moderated by Carleton journalism grad Nahlah Ayed, host of CBC Radio’s IDEAS.
Admission to the event is free, but participants are asked to register in advance to hold their seat. A separate registration portal will allow those who wish to take part virtually to sign up for a live Zoom webinar.
Bitove’s address will be followed by a moderated discussion with Nahlah Ayed and a question-and-answer session with the audience. A special reception will round out the evening.