Journalism is more important than ever, particularly in these times of information overload. A coalition of media unions, educational institutions, newspaper publishers and many others have joined forces to launch a campaign, #JournalismIs, to draw attention to the importance and value of professional journalism.
The campaign was launched last Friday in front of an audience of more than 100 journalists. Presenters included journalist and Unifor Atlantic Director Lana Payne, Federal politics columnist Chantal Hébert, and Winnipeg Free Press journalist Mary Agnes Welch.
With more and more newsrooms cutting full-time staff journalist positions, the campaign highlights the need for quality reporting to act as an independent voice – a watchdog over the powerful and a commitment to the public interest.
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