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Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) Conference

May 23, 2013 to May 25, 2013
University of Alberta Lister Conference Centre
87 Avenue and 116 Street,
Edmonton , AB
Canada
53° 31' 22.674" N, 113° 31' 50.2608" W
Alberta CA
The Canadian Association of Labour Media's annual conference is a unique opportunity for training, networking and strategizing with labour communicators from across the country.
Event

ReMix This: A Copyright Cabaret

May 16, 2013
The Wise Hall
1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 38.622" N, 123° 3' 57.7692" W
British Columbia CA
An evening of artists, storytellers, copyright experts, engaged citizens and multimedia activities that will get you thinking about who owns what you create and share.
Blog
May 7, 2013

Student unions need the campus press

Mick Sweetman
The campus press in Canada has its origins in the student union movement as students found they had to have a way to raise student issues that weren't covered by the mainstream media.
Forum topic

Has Social Media Helped Democracy?

Nowadays, with the explosion of social media, everyone has the chance to everyone to express themselves freely and have a chance to be heard on a worldwide level at the simple touch of a keyboard or smartphone. Now my question is, in your views, has social media helped democracy in any way?

 

One one hand, one may argue that it has because everyone now has a direct way to let their views known on a worldwide level, but how important i

 

On the other hand, politicians and the media also participate in social media, so is it really more social or democratic, or still very influenced by the media?

 

Let the debate start!

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