On Oct. 23, Langara College held “Journalism: The Next 50 Years,” a panel in celebration of 50 years of its journalism program at the CBC.
Journalism department chair and Globe & Mail reporter Frances Bula moderated the event, and the panel included: Jane Armstrong, Editor-in-Chief, The Tyee; Alison Broddle, Executive Producer, News, CBC/Radio-Canada; Gary Mason, National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail; Harold Munro, Editor-in-Chief, The Vancouver Sun; Simi Sara, Host of The Simi Sara Show, CKNW.
Audience members included many journalists, grads and current students of the journalism program. Throughout the event, the audience tweeted using the hashtag #LJ50, for Langara Journalism 50 Years. Audience members also including Vancouver Sun’s Kim Bolan, who teaches journalism law, and CBC’s Peg Fong, who teaches ethics in the Langara journalism program.
Also see Vivian Chui‘s story on page 2 of the Oct. 30 issue of The Voice as well as Ash Kelly‘s story and video (below) on J-Source. For more tweets, Langara College also put together a Storify of the event.
There will be more events as part of Langara journalism’s 50th anniversary in 2015. The program first started in 1965.