Journalism: A New Hope

Journalism is in a precarious position: Across the country, local newspapers are vanishing, politicians are accusing journalists of spreading ‘fake news,’ and conservative pundits are permitted to spread their vitriolic opinions as though they are fact. It’s enough to make anyone want to abandon the field—and yet, there is hope. As these five writers demonstrate, feminists are still fighting, and turning the tide, in this battle for the future of journalism. Join them as they share stories from the trenches and offer a way forward.

Event Type: Panel
Native Education College
Date: Saturday, March 16, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019


Alicia Elliott is an award-winning Tuscarora writer. Her book of essays, A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, will be available from Doubleday in March 2019.


Elizabeth Renzetti is the author of Shrewed, a collection of essays, and the novel Based on a True Story. She is a columnist and feature writer with the Globe and Mail.

Emily Riddle is nehiyaw from the Alexander First Nation in Treaty 6. She is a researcher/writer/policy analyst. She has been published in the Globe and MailTeen VogueCanadian Art, and others.

Lorimer Shenher is a writer and former police officer currently working in television development. His first book, the acclaimed That Lonely Section of Hell, tells of his previous incarnation as a female police detective working in vain to solve the mystery of Vancouver’s missing women. His second book, This One Looks Like a Boy, will be released March 31st.

Andrea Warner is the author of Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography and We Oughta Know, and co-hosts Pop This! podcast. Pop culture, art, and feminism make her happy.


Joanna Chiu is deputy bureau chief of StarMetro VancouverToronto Star‘s B.C. bureau. She is a former correspondent in China for international agencies as well as outlets including The Economist and Foreign Policy.