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SUMMIT: Democracy Project — Journalism in the Age of Alt-facts

Location: Banff Centre

Engaged citizens are welcome to attend a weekend summit on journalism in the age of alt-facts.

In this day and age, deeply researched reporting is more crucial than ever to the viability of an informed citizenry and a healthy democracy.

From October 20-22 writers and journalists will gather in Banff to discuss practical next steps in the critical conversation around media and democracy.

Featured speakers and guests:

Betty-Ann Adam, Saskatchewan Star-Phoenix
Garance Burke, Associated Press
Robert Cribb, The Toronto Star
Joshua Hammer, Author/Foreign Correspondent for The New York Review of BooksSmithsonian magazine, and The New York Times Magazine
Jessica Johnson, Creative Director, The Walrus
Peter Klein, Global Reporting Centre
Ron Nixon, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times
Susanne Reber, Executive Editor, Reveal News
Gabrielle Schonder, Producer/Reporter, PBS Frontline
Julian Sher, The Fifth Estate
Patti Sonntag, The New York Times, News Services
Maxime St-Pierre, Executive Editor, Radio-Canada Idea Accelerator
Scott Stossel, Editor in Chief, The Atlantic
Connie Walker, CBC

All panels, with the exception of keynote speaker Scott Stossel, are free to attend but require a ticket. For more details, go to

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