The UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media (JWAM) is pleased to present a talk and Q&A with Jason Pires, Co-Anchor of Global News Morning, on Thursday, November 23, 2023, from 4:30pm to 6pm (Sing Tao 204). Join us for this exciting and informative hybrid event as part of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Writing and Journalism Speaker Series.
for this free public event, available both in-person as well as via Zoom. For those joining via Zoom, the link and passcode will be shared with registrants prior to the event.
Diversity in Storytelling and in Newsrooms: Have We Smashed the Glass Ceiling?
Veteran BC broadcast journalist Jason Pires shares his personal experience with storytelling in the industry: how it has evolved, the quest for better and more diverse representation, and how traditional media is surviving in the digital world.
Jason Pires is the co-anchor of Global News Morning, the top morning news program in the province. For more than two decades, Pires has built an award-winning career in broadcasting, spanning work at CHEK TV, CTV Vancouver Island, Vancouver’s CTV Morning Live (co-host), and CTV News at Noon (anchor). His accolades include an Edward R. Murrow Award and numerous Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Awards. Pires has a deep passion for diverse storytelling and cultivating community within the province.
About the EDI in Writing and Journalism Speaker Series
The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media (JWAM) at UBC on the Musqueam land brings together a range of innovative approaches to the practice and teaching of journalism, writing, and other forms of communication. JWAM’s journalism and WRDS courses reach several thousand students from across the university each year. The research-informed pedagogy of the JWAM team has included the continued development of our teaching, for instance, on issues related to decolonization, race, Indigeneity, trans identities, and disability. As we continue our work in these areas, we recognize there are gaps in the diversity of our fields as well as the inclusivity of our research and teaching practices. The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Speaker Series is a part of an ongoing effort to address these gaps and aims to further the conversation on EDI and the teaching of writing.