Hear Guelph Politico Talk About the Future of Local News (and the Past and Present)

Right now, at the Guelph Civic Museum, you can see a pair of exhibits that pay tribute to the work and accomplishments of the ink stained retches that once worked in our local daily newspaper. But what about the future? Or the present for that matter? Well, the Museum will be hosting a conversation about the past, present, and future of newspapers and journalism, and Guelph Politico will be taking part.

On Wednesday, June 26, at 7 pm, Guelph Museums will be hosting, “In Conversation: Newspapers Past, Present and Future?” Guelph Politico founder Adam A. Donaldson will be joining former Guelph Mercury managing editor Phil Andrews, former Mercury and GuelphToday.com reporter Rob O’Flanagan, senior research associate at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and former journalist Stephanie MacLellan, Waterloo Region Record photojournalist Mathew McCarthy, and graphic novelist Seth for the panel.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and admission is by donation, or pay-what-you-can. You can click here for the complete information about the event.

In the meantime, you can check out the two new journalistic-themed exhibitions at the Guelph Civic Museum at 52 Norfolk St. B&W And Read All Over features “Guelph’s storied past is recounted through this exhibition, which traces the history of the Guelph Mercury, this city’s daily printed newspaper that reported the local, national and international news to our community from 1854 to 2016.” The Dailies: Front Pages & Frontispieces, meanwhile, looks at “What ‘makes’ the front page? The Dailies explores the history of headline news, the form and function of the ‘front page’ in news making, and the use of photographs and illustrations to tell the story of a thousand words.”

The Guelph Civic Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the exhibitions are $6 each for adults, seniors (65+), students (15 years old to college/university), and children (4 to 14 years old), $18.00 for a family (two adults and four children maximum). Children under 4 are free.

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