Tell Everyone: Discussion and Panel

Tell EveryoneTime: 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.,
When: Thursday February 19
Where: Hootsuite, 5 E 8th Ave., Vancouver

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Hootsuite Labs is hosting UBC Journalism professor and BBC online news pioneer Alfred Hermida to discuss his newest book: Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters (DoubleDay Canada). The book examines how our ability to create and share news is shaping the information we receive and depend on to make informed decisions.

“Is the most trusted name in news today a veteran anchor on television or an undergraduate tweeting from Tahrir Square in Cairo?” This is among the multitudes of thoughtful and challenging questions raised by Alfred Hermida in Tell Everyone. Hermida points out ways that social media has unequivocally changed the reporting landscape, from new approaches to how and where news stories are sourced and distributed to their effects on shaping public opinion. Are these developments good, bad, or simply inevitable?

The evening will kick off with a short presentation by Alfred Hermida, followed by a panel discussion with some esteemed media experts, including veteran entrepreneur Michael Tippett and Syrian journalist and author Danny Ramadan. The panel will be moderated by David Godsall, a seasoned editor and current editorial manager for the Hootsuite Blog.

Join us for an evening of conversation, healthy debate and a new perspective on media today.

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Copies of Tell Everyone will be on sale at the event. The Globe and Mail described it as “wonderfully clear eyed about contemporary culture,” while said it was “a remarkable book characterized by smart insights, a lively narrative and impressive research.”

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