Canadian media personalities to appear at Morrin Centre

Canadian media personalities to appear at Morrin Centre

Media and linguistic colloquium to take place at College Hall March 21

Quebec City – The Morrin Centre, Quebec City’s English-language cultural centre, announced on Monday that it will be hosting its first Media & Linguistic Colloquium on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The colloquium, which will take place in the Morrin Centre’s College Hall, will feature panel discussions on news, sports and satire as they relate to today’s language and media landscape in Canada.

As part of the conference, panels comprised of prominent members of the Canadian media will discuss a variety of issues related to linguistic duality and the state of the news media today.

The panels will feature media members from diverse regions of the country who are a mix of Anglophones and Francophones and who work with both traditional and new media outlets.

Panelists scheduled to appear include:
– Paul Wells, Maclean’s
– Debra Arbec, CBC News
– Carol Off, CBC Radio
– Jack Todd, Montreal Gazette
– Kathleen Lavoie, Le Soleil
– Stéphane Turcot, TVA Sports
– Yannick Lemay, “Y-Greck,” Journal de Quebec cartoonist
– Xavier Piech, Le Navet, Quebec-based satirical publication
– Alex Vietinghoff, The Manatee, New Brunswick-based satirical publication

During the colloquium, Anglophones and Francophones will discuss the benefits of linguistic duality and its impact on everyday activities, in particular how Canadians understand the media and how it impacts the way they consider news and social interactions.

In addition, the Morrin Centre has asked high school and CEGEP students to submit a 3- to 5-minute video report on an issue impacting their school or community.

Submissions are currently being received, and the winner will be announced at the colloquium.

Tickets for the event are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and Morrin Centre members, and are available through the Morrin Centre’s web site, morrin.org, or by phone at 418-694-9147.

MorrinCentre_Logo_RedAbout the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec
Founded in 1824, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec was the first learned society in Canada. Its history is linked to the intellectual development of Quebec and Canada. The Society led the restoration of the Morrin Centre, which it now runs.

As an English-speaking cultural centre located in the historical quarter of Quebec City, the Morrin Centre strives to be a leading cultural institution of national standing, providing the Francophone and Anglophone public with rich, engaging programming in the areas of heritage interpretation, education, and the arts. Through its community outreach, the Morrin Centre serves as an important bridge between the Anglophone and Francophone communities of Quebec City, helping to understand our common past and envision our future.

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