• Toronto, University of Toronto
  • October 20, 2010 - 18:30

John StackhouseNewspapers - The Strategic Generation
with John Stackhouse

October 21, 2010, Toronto
6:30 p.m., Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.

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The Globe and Mail -- self-described as "Canada's national newspaper" -- recently launched its answer to the question "How can newspapers survive in the digital era?" There's still a paper. It's smaller and shinier. There are subtle signs of a change in direction editorially. And plans are underway for major digital enhancements.

John Stackhouse, editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail, is the man realizing this new vision. Hear what he has to say.

Join John Stackhouse in conversation with Ira Basen, producer of the award-winning CBC radio documentary series Spin Cycles and News 2.0.

WHEN: Thursday, October 21, Presentation 6:30 p.m. / Reception 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.



John Stackhouse is editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail. He was previously editor of the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, its national editor, foreign editor, correspondent at large and, from 1992 to 1999, the development issues correspondent based in New Delhi. Before joining the Globe, he worked for the Financial Times, London Free Press and Toronto Star. Stackhouse has won five national newspaper awards, a national magazine award and an Amnesty International Award for human rights reporting. He also serves on the board of World Literacy Canada. He was educated at Queen's University, and lives in Toronto.


Ira BasenIra Basen joined CBC Radio in 1984. He has created and produced several network programs and special series, including "Spin Cycles", an award winning, six-part look at PR and the media, that was broadcast on CBC Radio One in January/February 2007 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/spincycles/), and "News 2.0", a two-part examination of the the future of news in an age of social media broadcast in June 2009 (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/17/f-basen-news-20.html). Ira has also written for Saturday Night, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Maisonneuve, and the Canadian Journal of Communication, and is a columnist for cbc.ca. He currently teaches at Ryerson University, and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He is also the co-author of the Canadian edition of The Book of Lists (Knopf Canada, 2005).