Where did this email interview habit come in? Panelists point to the Harper government, say that's often all you could get. #CAJ16open
Earlier in the session, @JacquiB gave a shout out to Joy Mayer, says she's a must-follow for insights on what's happening in Journalism. Her handle: @mayerjoy
Lewis says how we get the information and find the truth is changing, our profession has to adapt and interact with all these forces, some news orgs more comfortable with this than others #CAJ16open
Lewis says universities are a logical place for journalists to coalesce with former journalists and new initiatives being developed there. It's a trend to watch he says. #CAJ16open
Panelists point to the lack of resources as the main barrier to having these jounalist-led events improve/expand.
First audience Q: General disrespect for the profession that didn't use to exist, conflicting w journalists not wanting to speak out and have an opinion, so how do we address this?
Goodhand says it's always said to be the media's fault when it's so much more. "Professional journalism is being maligned in a way that is not fair." Points to social media for its role. #CAJ16open
Q: How do we think about long-term sustainability and is there a possibility for new types of media ownership? #CAJ16open
Goodhand says it's a tough situation, we want to support news but don't want to buy the news owners a new pair of cufflinks #CAJ16open
"If you can't go through the front door, go through the side window," says Lewis, on finding funding for media. #CAJ16open
Welch says she'd love to see a community ownership model for newspapers. Who is there to buy it and run it like a nonprofit? #CAJ16open
Government ownership or support gives me pause, says Welch but would excitedly join a community-led newsroom. #CAJ16open
Q: Shoe leather is important, what advice do you have to encourage j-school students to get out from behind their digital devices? #CAJ16open
Panelists encourage taking some of the digital use in the classroom, lectures. Make them go out in the field, talk to people. If you want to do journalism, what you really want to do is report. #CAJ16open
Goodhand: Look at #elbowgate you could see two sides adamant they were telling the truth, it's fascianting. She doesn't think it's really a mainstream thing yet, there is huge value still in solid journalism. #CAJ16open
Okay that brings us to the end of our opening plenary. Still so much ahead at #CAJ16!