November 9, 2018
Auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque
6 pm: Doors open
6:30 pm: Welcome allocutions & introduction of the host
6:45 pm: Conferences, questions and discussion with Line Pagé & Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, hosted by Ève Beaudin
20:10 pm: Moderated discussion with audience
21 pm: Reception
Open to all!
Ève Beaudin has been a journalist for over 15 years. She began her career as a television reporter specializing mostly in environmental issues for Télé-Québec, TV5, ICI Radio-Canada and MAtv. She was also a columnist for numerous radio programs on ICI Première, where she focused mainly on debunking food and health myths. Early 2017 marked Eve’s debut at the news service Agence-Science Presse as the titular investigator at Détecteur de Rumeurs. Eve is also involved in various media-education projects, giving lectures in high schools and colleges, in hopes of helping students discern real from fake news.
Line Pagé has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. She worked for 35 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation both in radio and television. She was a reporter, editor and the first director of Radio-Canada's Radio Information Service. She is currently a lecturer in journalism at the Université de Montréal and chairs the Prix Lizette-Gervais for aspiring journalists. She is the creator and coordinator of the Media Literacy Project for second-year high school students offered by the Quebec Federation of Professional Journalists. She received in 2015 the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the communications sector.
Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika is a researcher, journalist, and artist who works as an assistant professor in Rutgers University's Department of Journalism and Media Studies. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of social justice and emerging media in cultural and creative industries. A contributor to various media, Dr. Kumanyika is also a news analyst for Rising Up Radio. Starting in the fall of 2014, Dr. Kumanyika drew international audiences with his livestream coverage of protests in a number of cities, including Ferguson (Missouri), Charleston (South Carolina), and most recently Charlottesville (Virginia).
November 10, 2018
Refreshments will be served.
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Opening Panel Live Conference Streaming
Auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque
Academic, journalist and diplomat Jean-Louis Roy was editor of the daily Le Devoir from 1981 to 1986, Québec's Delegate-General in Paris from 1986 to 1990 and Secretary General of the International Organisation of the Francophonie from 1990 to 1998. He was also President of Rights & Democracy from 2002 to 2007 and founded the Global Observatory of Human Rights in 2008. Author of many works of history, political analysis and fiction, he is currently Chief Executive Officer at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.
Gender, Ethics and Media Education in Africa
Sharon Adetutu Omotoso
Dr Sharon Adetutu Omotoso was formerly Acting Head of Department, Politics & International Relations, Lead City University, Ibadan. She is currently with the Gender Studies Program at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria where she coordinates the 30-year-old Women's Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC). She recently co-edited Political Communication in Africa and was a contributing author of ‘Media and Politics in Africa' and ‘Media, Society and the Postcolonial State' (Palgrave Handbooks, 2018). Dr. Omotoso is Research Fellow, Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for French Research in Africa (IFRA).
Preparing Youth to be Digital Citizens in a Democratized Media World
Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education for MediaSmarts, Canada's center for digital and media literacy. He is the author of many of MediaSmarts' lessons, parent materials and interactive resources and a lead on MediaSmarts' Young Canadians in a Wired World research project. As an acknowledged expert in digital literacy and its implementation in Canadian curricula, Matthew is the architect of MediaSmarts' Use, Understand, Create: Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian K-12 Schools. He has contributed blogs and articles to websites and magazines around the world as well as presenting MediaSmarts' materials on topics such as copyright, cyberbullying, body image and online hate to parliamentary committees, academic conferences and governments and organizations around the world.
Exploring the Definition of Media Literacy in Order to Guide the Development of Media Education
Pierre Fastrez is a Research Associate of the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS and a professor in communications at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. For many years, he studied the influence of information and communication technologies on cognitive activities before focusing his research on media literacy. He first worked on the conceptual definition of media literacy in terms of competencies. The research projects he is involved in and leads articulate an evaluative and experimental approach that includes the design and use of performance tests in complex tasks, and a qualitative and interpretive approach to the definition of media literacy competencies based on the analysis of related media practises. He is a member of the Higher Council for Media Education of the French Community of Belgium.
"True or false? The library will tell you…"
Holder of a master's degree in Information science and a bachelor's in literary studies, Danielle Chagnon has been working for Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) since 2001.
Since 2015, she is the director general of the Grande Bibliothèque. Located in the heart of Montréal, this large public library is designed to ease the exploration of the BAnQ's collections distributed on six floors that can be freely accessed. Over two million visitors visit the library every year as well as over seven million virtual visitors through it Web portal.
Previously, as director of client services, Ms. Chagnon participated in the planning and implementation of the Grande Bibliothèque's services to the public before it opened in 2005. She was later in charge of reference, reception of users, loans and collection development.
Ms. Chagnon has participated for many years in numerous prominent librarianship committees and boards of directors in Québec and Canada.
Colette Brin is a full professor at the Department of information and communication of Université Laval and director of the Centre d'études sur les médias. Her research work and teaching are articulated around recent and ongoing transformations of journalism practises, in particular through public policies and organizational initiatives as regulation mechanisms, as well as the professional discourse of journalists. She has codirected several works, including the most recent, which is entitled 'Journalism in Crisis : Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada' (University of Toronto Press, 2016). She coordinates the Canadian editions of the Digital News Report (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 2015-2018). She has published articles in Journalism Practice, Sur le journalisme, the Revue canadienne de science politique and the Canadian Journal of Communication. She is a member of the Groupe de recherche sur la communication politique (GRCP) and the Center for the study of democratic citizenship (CÉCD).
10:45 am to 12:15 pm
Workshop 1 - Room M.450
Media education: what is it, who is responsible for it, and what works?
Digital Devices in the Lives of Young People: Understanding the Relationship Between Technology, Media Education, Curricula and Policy in Schools
Dr. Giuliana Cucinelli is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Technology Program in the Department of Education at Concordia University, and the co-director of the Community and Differential Motilities cluster for Concordia University's Institute for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology. Cucinelli's research-creation program focuses on the social, cultural and educational impacts of technology. Currently she is a principal investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant and a Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC), Établissement de nouveaux professeurs grant which examines digital device practices and policy in K-12 schools in Quebec and Ontario. She is also a PI on a Concordia funded research-creation project Virtual Reality and Empathy Education: Understanding Cultural, Gender and Ethnic Difference in the Workplace.
Towards a Positive Self-identity in the Digital Age
Maryse Rancourt & Patrick Fleury
Maryse Rancourt is a guidance counsellor specialized in technology integration at the Laval School Council and RÉCIT facilitator since six years. She is above all a former teacher who seeks the full development of each youth through technologies that can help them express themselves and build their identity.
Patrick Fleury is a guidance counsellor specialized in ICT integration at the Laval School Council and a RÉCIT facilitator. For over 15 years, he was a teacher seeking to maximize the efficiency of technologies for and by students. Using the Web at school has long been his main concern. He is the author of “Comment montrer aux élèves à faire de bonnes recherches sur le web” [How to teach students to make good searches on the Web], a book based on his master’s thesis.
Media and Information Literacy: Student Learning in a Flipped Classroom Environment
James H. Wittebols is professor of Political Science at the University of Windsor. He taught media literacy for ten years at Niagara University. More recently, he developed an information literacy course which incorporates news literacy at the University of Windsor. The course is described in this article in Communications in Information Literacy: http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/22359
He has published comparative content analyses of US and Canadian network television news on the issues of terrorism and protest. He has published two books: Watching M*A*S*H, Watching America: A Social History of the 1972-1983 Television Series (McFarland) and The Soap Opera Paradigm: Television Programming and Corporate Priorities (Rowman and Littlefield).
Raymond Corriveau is a former president of the Conseil de presse du Québec where he led the first tour on the status of information in Québec. A journalist on the ground in several continents as well as a researcher, he is also an associate professor at the department of Lettres et Communication sociale of the Université du Québec in Trois-Rivières where he has been a key player in establishing various social communication programs (BA, MA, Ph. D.). Together with colleagues of the Universités du Québec network, he obtained a Fodar grant on media education. He has contributed to collective publications and given conferences on media education. He is also a member of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la communication, l'information et la société (CRISIS).
Workshop 2 - Room M.455
What curricula and public policies help to promote media education?
From “How to Do Things” to “How to Understand What's Going on”: Media-pedagogy Between Technological Education and Media Literacy
André Haller & Markus Kaiser
Dr. André Haller is a researcher at the Institute for Communication Studies at University of Bamberg, Germany. His main fields of research and teaching are strategic and political communication (particularly campaign communication and disinformation on the Internet), scandal coverage and new developments in journalism. He is teaching since 2011 and is also working as a lecturer for the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation in the field of continuing education and in schools.
Markus Kaiser is a professor in media innovation and journalism practice at the Technische Hochschule (University of Applied Sciences) in Nuremberg. Before his academic career, Kaiser worked as a journalist and press officer. His research and teaching interests are new technological developments in journalism and their impact on society. Kaiser is also working as a lecturer for the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation.
Building One's Citizenship in the Digital Age
Benoit Petit is a guidance counsellor specialized in the field of personal development at RÉCIT's national service. His main pedagogical drivers are collaboration and creativity using digital technology to serve the learner. He offers an ethical reflection on uses in the digital age: citizenship, social media, mobility, private life, copyrights, free educational resources and leadership.
Civil society as news broker in democracy 2.0
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Michèle Fortin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Télé-Québec educational and cultural television network. She has previously held a variety of senior management positions in the fields of education, science, culture and communications in Canada. She was vice-president responsible for television programming in French at Radio-Canada from 1994 to 2002. Passionate about television, she has launched and supported several shows that have marked French language television for 15 years at Télé-Québec and Radio Canada. She has also created the cultural channel ARTV. Ms. Fortin currently chairs Canal Savoir's board of directors and is co-chair of the board of the Youth Media Alliance. She also sits on the boards of the Canadian Association of Educational and Public Media and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Workshop 3 - Room M.460
What is the relationship between media education skills and informed citizen participation?
Three Perspectives on Fake News
At a time when more and more youth in North America use socio-digital networks (Gotfried et al., 2016) as their prime source of information on political issues, we examine the relation between being exposed to fake news on the Web and political opinions. In this context, how can we foster the participation of informed citizens?
Overseen by the Institut du Nouveau Monde, this series of three short communications aims at discussing potential solutions to this issue. We will approach this problem from three different angles: political, media and social. We will therefore reflect on global solutions that go beyond the limits of the professional and academic worlds in order to counter some of the impacts of the fake news phenomenon on citizens' participation in democratic life.
Cofounder and editor in chief of Ricochet, holder of a journalism certificate from University of Montréal and a master's in international journalism from Laval University, Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours has been a journalist for almost ten years. She has worked for Radio-Canada and Transcontinental weeklies, was an associate editor in chief of Kaléidoscope magazine. She has also written as an independent journalist in different Québec publications including l'Actualité, la Gazette des femmes, Huffington Post and Jobboom. She is also a cofounder of the Ublo freelance journalist collective and Ricochet, a digital media where she is the* information manager.
As an expert in political communication and the communication of influence, Ms. Séguin-Lamarche is a seasoned strategist with solid operational experience. She is the communications director of the Institut du Nouveau Monde and produces the yearbook L'état du Québec since 2013. For several years in her career, she was the head of an SME specialized in communications and public relations. This is when she was ranked one of the 30 best Québec entrepreneurs of her generation. In recent years, she has perfected her expertise in communications and political strategy within a political party represented at the Québec National Assembly. Les Affaires magazine named her “new face of responsible marketing”. She also received honours from the House of Commons of Canada for her leadership in the women's business community. In 2016, Concertation Montréal named her Young Woman Leader.
Amir Khadir (born in Tehran, June 12, 1961) is a physicist by training, an MD specialized in microbiology and infectology and a Québec politician. He is a member of the Québec solidaire political party. Until 2012, he was one of the party's two official spokespersons. Active in his community, he co-founded the Iranian Cultural and Community Center (1985) and chaired its Board of directors from 1989 to 1992.
Identifying Fake News: Effects of Media and Information Literacy Capacity Training on Youth
Dr. S. Arulchelvan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Sciences, Anna University, Chennai, India. Earlier, he was a Journalist in the Tamil newspaper industry. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Media. He has been awarded an FCT Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from Portugal and European Union. He is teaching Journalism, Community Media, Development Communication, Educational Media, Research Methodology for Master degree courses. He has received Best Young Media Teacher award by an Educational Magazine. He is enthusiastically involved in many research projects with the support of Anna University, NSS, UNICEF, Government of Tamilnadu, etc. He has published many research papers in national and international journals. He also presented and attended many national and international conferences. He had been invited as a resource person for several workshops and seminars. He has organized many workshops and seminars. He is connected with prominent professional associations.
Alexandra Manoliu & Lena Hübner
Alexandra Manoliu is a doctoral student at the department of political science of the University of Montréal. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and European studies as well as a master's in marketing and political communication from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Rumania. Her master's dissertation focused on the use of new media techniques in presidential campaigns of the United States, France and Rumania. Her research topics are the notion of infotainment and the effects of political television series on the political knowledge and cynicism of viewers. She is also interested in American political campaigns. She has written a paper entitled 'New roles in the presidential campaign: candidates as talk show comedians' in the book 'US Election Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign. Early reflections from leading academics,' directed by D. Lilleker, E.Thorsen, D.Jackson and A.Veneti, published by the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University. She is currently completing a research residency at the Institut du Nouveau Monde.
Lena Hübner is a doctoral student in communications at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). After obtaining her B.A. in French studies (media) at Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg (2012) and work experience in the field of public relations, she chose an academic career. Since completing her master's dissertation (UQAM, 2014), she has studied political communication in sociodigital networks. She is the author of the chapter 'Exploring Real-time Voter Targeting Strategies on Social Media' published in 'Temps et Temporalités du Web,' a collective work directed by Valérie Schafer (Presses de Paris Nanterre, 2018). In addition to her studies, she is the coordinator of scientific activities at the CRISIS interuniversity research centre.
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Truth inc.: a strategy board game to educate about online misinformation
Lunch time presentation
Manlio Alessi & Elizabeth Triassi
The game Truth Inc. was originally proposed by Émilie René-Véronneau and created in collaboration with multidisciplinary teammates Manlio Alessi, Lamya Ghazaly and Elizabeth Triassi--all graduate students in Educational Technology at Concordia University.
Manlio Alessi has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and currently teaches at Champlain College St-Lambert. He came to Ed. Tech. to inform and refine his teaching strategies.
Elizabeth Triassi is a psychopedagogist and Director of Family and School Services at Agoo Children's Health and Wellness Centre. Elizabeth's research focuses on the ways in which interactive digital media is transforming interpersonal relationships.
Émilie René-Véronneau teaches graphic design at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. Émilie has been involved in research projects related to youth and media privacy, as well as virtual reality and empathy education. Her work on interactive documentaries was recently published in the open journal First Monday (Cucinelli, René-Véronneau & Oldford, 2018). Her thesis examines how online communities self-govern.
1:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Workshop 4 - Room M.450
What historical trajectory and current contexts are generating the need for media education?
Tackling Gender-biased Information in Social Media One Toolkit at a Time
Karla Prudencio is an attorney graduated from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). She has also conducted studies on telecommunications, technology, digital rights, and gender perspective. She currently works in EQUIS: justicia para las mujeres (an NGO dedicated to strengthening women's access to justice) and as a research advisor and head of CIDE's Transparency Unit. She is the president of BIT: colectiva feminista an organization on women and digital rights and is active with Conectadas a women's networking group focused on enhancing women's careers in the ICT, telecommunications and media sectors. Prior to this, Karla worked as legal advisor to a commissioner of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications and at a Federal Criminal Law Tribunal in Mexico City. She has also done strategic litigation for CIDE's Public Interest Law Clinic.
Unpacking the Cacophony
Leslie Regan Shade
Leslie Regan Shade is a Professor and Associate Dean Research at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Her research and teaching focuses on the social and policy aspects of information and communication technologies (ICTs), with particular concerns towards issues of gender, youth and political economy. Arguing that policymakers need to think critically – and creatively – about developing digital literacy skills that consider children and young people as valid and active citizens, particularly those focusing on the authenticity and prevalence of commercial content, and privacy rights, Shade's current collaborative SSHRC-funded research includes The eQuality Project and Opening the Door on Digital Privacy: Practices, Policies, & Pedagogies.
Should we relativize the importance of fake news? Historical perspective, empirical approach.
Simon Thibault is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal. His research focuses on states' and international organizations' initiatives to reform the media system of countries affected by past or ongoing conflicts. He is also interested in issues affecting journalism and the media in Quebec and Canada, as well as misinformation on social media. He co-edited the book Les fausses nouvelles, nouveaux visages, nouveaux défis, published in 2018 at Les Presses de l'Université Laval, and the book Journalism in Crisis: Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada, published in 2016 at the University of Toronto Press.
Thierry Giasson is a full professor at the Department of Political Science at Université Laval and lead researcher of the Groupe de recherche en communication politique (GRCP) since 2007. He is a member of the Chaire sur la démocratie et les institutions parlementaires (CDIP), the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) and the Institute for Information Technologies and Societies (IITS). He is the Canadian co-director of the enpolitique.com project, a French and Quebecois team working on digital electoral campaigns. He also participates in the Online Citizenship team, headed by Harold Jansen (University of Lethbridge), which analyzes political activity and democratic citizenship in Canada. He is also a former president of the Société québécoise de science politique (2015-2017). His recent work has dealt with digital partisan, government and citizen communication strategies, political and electoral marketing, as well as the media framing of social crises. Together with Alex Marland (Memorial University of Newfoundland), he edits the Communication, Strategy and Politics Series at UBC Press.
Workshop 5 - Room M.455
In what ways do different perspectives on the political economy of the media journalism and the news production cycle guide what is meant by 'media education'?
Fake News: What's New About it and What is not
Adrian Quinn leads the International Journalism Programme at the School of Media & Communication, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. A reporter by training, he is a graduate of the Universities of Wales and Glasgow and has written for several journals and edited collections.
Algorithmic Imperialism and Fake News
Sara Bannerman, Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance, is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at McMaster University in Canada. She teaches on communication policy and governance. She has published two books on international copyright: 'International Copyright and Access to Knowledge' (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and 'The Struggle for Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism,' 1842-1971 (UBC Press, 2013), as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on international copyright, international copyright history, and other topics related to new media, traditional media, and communications theory. Bannerman is a Vice Chair of the Law Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).
Ms. Rossier is the Director of Communications, Programming and Education at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) since 2016. She has extensive experience in management and the media. She has acted as a journalist, a parliamentary correspondent, editor in chief of Radio-Canada's Téléjournal news hour and director general of Internet and digital services at Radio-Canada, where her team launched the tou.tv platform. She has also been director of Coup de Pouce magazine and Director of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing at Place des Arts. She holds an MBA from McGill-HEC, and a bachelor's degree in communications and political science.
Workshop 6 - Room M.460
Panel - Community Media and the Fight Against Fake News
François Beaudreau & Catherine Edwards
François Beaudreau sits on the President of the Board of Directors of the Association des médias écrits communautaires du Québec. Since 2003, he has been working as a volunteer journalist and assistant editor at L'annonceur du Bas-Saint-François, a bi-monthly regional newsletter with a circulation of 21,000 copies.
Catherine Edwards is the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS), an organization she co-founded in 2008. She is currently finishing a master's degree in Civic Media at Emerson College in Boston.
Amélie Hinse, has been director general director of the Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec (Federation of independent community televisions of Québec) for 4 years and is a Warwick municipal councillor since November 2017. Since 2010, she has worked as a rights advocate in the community sector. She is a board member of several organizations including that of the Corporation de développement communautaire des Bois-Francs, of which she is the chair.
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Closing Panel Live Conference Streaming
Auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque
Since 2015, Pascale St-Onge has served as the President of the Fédération nationale des communications (FNC-CSN), a labour union that brings together nearly 90 unions and 6,000 members working in media and culture, mainly in Quebec, but also in New Brunswick and Ontario. During her studies in literature and journalism, she held various positions in the administration of La Presse. Since her election as head of the FNC-CSN, she has overseen numerous initiatives to propose economic, legal, and policy solutions that are realistic and effective in responding to the media crisis. She advocates at various levels of government to adopt concrete measures to ensure the sustainability of journalism and employment in the sector. She actively participates in debates concerning media and culture in both government and in public arenas.
Normand Landry is a professor at Université TÉLUQ (Université du Québec) and holds the Canada Research Chair in Media Education and Human Rights. His work focuses on media education, communication rights, legal intimidation, as well as communication and social movements. His research has led him to participate in international summits organized by the United Nations, intervene with parliamentary groups and engage with civil society organizations.
Kevin Chan is a Global Director and Head of Public Policy, Canada at Facebook. He is a member of the company's global public policy leadership team, and leads the platform's efforts in Canada on a broad range of issues that impact the Internet sector. A member of the 2017 Selection Board for the Canada Excellence Research Chairs, he also serves on the boards of directors of Kids Help Phone and MediaSmarts, and sits on the Dean's Council of the Ted Rogers School of Management. Previously, Kevin was Deputy Secretary-General of McGill University and a Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. Earlier he served in executive roles in the federal public service including Director, Office of the Clerk of the Privy Council. Kevin graduated from Harvard Kennedy School, the Ivey Business School and the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Gretchen King has been awarded numerous prizes as a community news and public affairs programmer. Her doctoral thesis (Communications, McGill, 2015) deals with Jordan's first community radio station, Radio al-Balad 92.4, in Amman. Before her studies, from 2001 to 2011, she was news coordinator at CKUT 90.3 Montréal. From 2016 to 2018, she completed a post doctorate at the University of Ottawa, where she established projects related to the news services of community radios and public policies in communication. In 2018, Gretchen started a postdoctorate with TÉLUQ University's Canada Research Chair in Media Education and Human Rights.