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CEMA’s upcoming Speakers Bureau to feature York University’s Mark Hayward

March 2, 2021

An exclusive invitation to CEMA Speakers Bureau
Featuring Mark Hayward
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, York University
Author of Identity and Industry: Making Media Multicultural in Canada

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 7:00 p.m. ET

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association extends an exclusive invitation to its Members to attend the second instalment of its Speakers Bureau for 2021. Guest speaker Mark Hayward, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University, and author of the recent book, Identity and Industry:  Making Media Multicultural in Canada will discuss his book and comment on recent government proposed amendments to the Canadian Broadcast Act (Bill C-10). Thursday, March 4, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

This very timely discussion comes as Bill C-10, intended to modernize how the federal government will regulate online media distribution, skirts a commitment to, and clarification of how it will protect and support the media of racialized, diverse ethno-cultural and Indigenous communities. The Bill passed second reading on February 18, and has been forwarded to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault.

Don’t miss this important discussion of how this affects you, the conveyors of multicultural and multilingual broadcast news and public affairs programming.  This is an exclusive opportunity made available to you for access to the insight and opinion of Hayward’s outstanding expertise on this topic. 

Visit the CEMA website: https://www.canadianethnicmedia.com for further information.  

This Speakers Bureau follows closely on the heels of the Roundtable:  Diversity and The Future of Canadian Broadcast Policy, hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication & Culture at York University; and moderated by Mark Hayward, Associate Professor of Communications Studies, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Noon-1:30 p.m.  Madeline Ziniak, Chair of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association, joins Aldo DiFelice, CEO, TLN Media Group; Monika Ille, CEO APTN; and Randy Reid, CEO Vibe 105/National Community Radio Association in a lively discussion of this and other relevant issues.  You can register for the Roundtable at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/141596255211

BIO:  Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University and a member of the Joint Graduate Program (with Ryerson University) in Communication and Culture. Hayward’s recent research has explored the development of third-language media industries in Canada since the 1950s. This research was the basis for the publication of a book-length study titled Identity and Industry: Making Media Multicultural in Canada (MQUP 2019), an examination of the history of minority media in Canada and how it continues to shape the present and future of Canadian culture. He has published essays in academic journals including the Canadian Journal of Communication, Cultural Studies, Modern Italy and Theory, Culture & Society. He is currently serving as the Associate Dean, Academic in York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies.

For further information, please contact:
Averill Maroun
Canadian Ethnic Media Association Board Member
Marketing and Media Relations
E:  swam49@rogers.com

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