International conference on media and higher education comes to Toronto

The Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education takes place in
Toronto from June 16-18.

Speakers include:

•    Tony Burman, Al Jazeera’s head of strategy in The Americas
•    Adrian Monck, Managing Director and Head of Communications and Media at the World Economic Forum
•    Paul Lewis, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel, Canada
•    Stella Hughes, Head of the Information Office, UNESCO
•    John Mighton, (Fields Institute), award winning mathematician, author, playwright
•    Ivan Semeniuk, News Editor of Nature
•    Penny Park, Executive Director, Science Media Centre of Canada

Sessions include:

•    Educating Hollywood: Images of higher education in film, television, and cyberspace
•    Science journalism and research: The battle between the uncertainty of science and the certainty of “news”
•    Public opinion surveys, public perceptions of higher education, and the media: Who is shaping whom?
•    Can higher education trust the media?
•    Does journalism keep higher education ‘honest’?