Basen to deliver Clissold Lecture

Ira Basen, long-time CBC Radio journalist responsible for the creation of several network programs including The Inside Track and This Morning, will deliver the 2012 Clissold Lecture in Journalism at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Conron Hall, University College, room 224. Admission is free.

Basen’s lecture is entitled And Now the News: Re-inventing Journalism in the Digital Age.

Basen has produced several award-winning documentary series, including Spin Cycles, a six-part look at public relations and the media, and News 2.0: the Future of News in the Age of Social Media. He has taught at Ryerson, McMaster and the University of Toronto. He is currently the CanWest Fellow in Media Studies at Western.

The Clissold Lectures commemorate the life and work of Edward Clissold (1833-1915), one of London’s most important early editors and journalists. Clissold retired in 1910 as editor of the London (Ontario) Advertiser after 33 years on its staff. The lectures are made possible by a bequest from Edward Clissold’s grandson, Robert E. Blount.