Never Going Back? What COVID taught us about the future of the newsroom.

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Date(s) - November 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As news operations begin to move more employees back into the office, many are asking, why?

Although there are return-to-office debates common to all workplaces, journalism provides unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to deciding where it’s best to spend our working hours.

Whether it’s VJ and MOJO models, mini and pop-up bureaus in communities, or even the question of spending more time on-scene, and less time at a desk, the months ahead provide an opportunity to re-define how we work as journalists, and to look specifically at what we learned in the last eighteen months and how that can re-shape how we work in the future, pandemic or not. It’s also worth understanding how decisions on how much time journalists should spend in the office impacts equity seeking groups who have been the focus of the reckoning of the last year.
Whether you’re a newsroom leader, a journalist, student, or just someone who’s interested in how we work, join us as we look at this topic from a social, legal, and medical perspective. Bring your thoughts and questions as we’ll leave plenty of time for a Q and A.

Moderator:  Richard Southern, CityNews

Dr. Wendy Cukier
Kevin J. Delaney
Dr. Peter Lin

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Dr. Wendy Cukier is the founder of the Diversity Institute, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at Ryerson University, Academic Director of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub and Research Lead of the Future Skills Centre. She co-authored the bestseller Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park. Cukier is one of Canada’s leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes, and diversity and inclusion.

Kevin J. Delaney is co-founder & CEO of Charter, a firm focussed on improving workplace dynamics by bridging research to practice on what a workplace can and should be.  He was founding co-editor of Quartz, and has held senior editorial positions at New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Peter Lin is the Director of Primary Care Initiatives at the Canadian Heart Research Centre. He lectures and speaks throughout the world, maintains two busy family practices in Toronto, and appears regularly on CBC Radio Toronto.