The Faculty of Information Coach House Institute at the University of Toronto and Sun Life Financial Canada are pleased to announce a McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology public lecture by Eileen Mangubat, 2013 Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Prize. The Faculty of Information Coach House Institute at the University of Toronto and Sun Life Financial Canada are pleased to announce a McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology public lecture by Eileen Mangubat, 2013 Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Prize.

When: Thursday, February 26, 2014; 4:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Where: Room 538, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Abstract:
The presentation will address the important functions of community journalists during times of disasters as seen in their experience covering the devastation brought by typhoon Haiyan. Eileen Mangubat will also discuss the challenges faced by the local press as both victims of the typhoon and at the same time bearer of news.

Sponsored since 1997 by Sun Life Financial Canada, the Marshall McLuhan Prize is awarded annually by the Canadian Embassy in Manila to the first-prize winner in the Jaime V. Ongpin Awards, which recognize excellence in investigative journalism. As the 2013 winner, Eileen Mangubat will partake in a study tour across Canada as a fellow with the McLuhan Coach House Institute in Toronto. Upon her return to the Philippines, a series of forums is organized in key cities around the country, where Ms. Mangubat’s Canadian experience will be shared with communication students and members of the local and community media.

For more information:
http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/content/journalism-time-haiyan-evolving-role-community-press-covering-natural-disasters/

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