From Philanthropy to Democracy: Rethinking the governance and funding of high-quality news in the digital age

Oct 01, 2019
  • Capacity: 70
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location:
    School of Journalism, Room 104
    6388 Crescent Road
    Vancouver, BC

This event is free, but registration is required.

Join us for a free lecture by Julia Cagé, author of Saving the Media: Capitalism, Crowdfunding, and Democracy.

In this talk, Dr. Cagé will call for changes to the legal frameworks governing journalism. She will advocate for the creation of not for profit organizations that could reinvest surplus funds into journalistic production, encourage citizen participation, and create tax incentives for private contributions. Additionaly, Dr. Cagé will discuss her ideas for a media vouchers system — a new public funding model free from government intervention. 

Canada has lagged in this area until recently, but new opportunities are on the horizon now that the federal government has made changes that allow more charitable donations to journalism. This lecture will include insights on the state of European, American and Canadian media, including a local angle on the B.C. media landscape.

Julia Cagé is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, co-director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies research group, and a board member of Agence France Presse. Her areas of research are in political economy, organizational economics, and economic history. She is particularly interested in the media economy.


This event is co-hosted by: The Global Reporting Centre, the Global Journalism Innovation Lab, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).