Demagogues, Populists, and Rebooting Journalism Ethics
Dr. Stephen Ward, PhD. Distinguished Lecturer on Ethics,
University of British Columbia
7:00PM, November 22, 2018
Saint Thomas University
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Reception to follow
Stephen Ward believes extreme populism worldwide undermines democratic culture and requires a new way forward for journalism. In an age of intolerance and global disinformation, Ward recommends a third path of engaged journalism which is neither neutral nor partisan. He proposes controversial and practical guidelines for covering extreme populists, as part of a macro-resistance by democratic society against a toxic public sphere.