How social media is shakin’ up journalism: event

How is social media changing journalistic work habits, techniques and
ethics? On November 24, four journalists will discuss how their work is
shaping the new media world — and vice versa.


Tweet and Shout: How Social Media is Shakin’ Up Journalism.

The nature of journalism has been changing as rapidly as the technologies used to collect and disseminate information are advancing. As social and other new media tools become a part of our daily interactions and as the economic models for journalism evolve, questions inevitably arise about the work habits, techniques and ethics in this new media landscape.

How do we move forward in face of so much information and so many changing rules? Tap into the network and expertise of Carleton University’s grads, faculty and researchers whose work is shaping the new media landscape at this panel discussion. Introduce yourself to fellow alumni who ply the tools and techniques of new media in their work.

Chris Waddell, director of the School of Journalism and Communication

•  Ira Basen, BAHons/73, CBC radio host and producer; instructor at Ryerson University
• Kim Pittaway, BJ/86, consultant, journalist, former editor of Chatelaine
• Steve Rennie, MJ/07, reporter, parliamentary bureau, The Canadian Press
• Claire Brownell, MJ/10, reporter, Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
6:00 p.m.: Registration
6:30 p.m.: Panel discussion
7:30 p.m.: Reception
100 St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University.

Reception to follow at Carleton University Art Gallery, St. Patrick’s Building. Pay & display parking available in P6. Campus map.

Complimentary light refreshments will be served. Cash bar.

Register for this free event online at For additional information, please email or call 1-866-287-7683.