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Andrew Coyne Delivers the 2017 Harold Innis Lecture

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Crisis in the Media:

Causes, Consequences and Cures

On the evening of Tuesday, November 7, political commentator and journalist Andrew Coyne will deliver the 2017 Harold Innis Lecture, entitled “Crisis in the Media: Causes, Consequences and Cures.”

Andrew Coyne is a national affairs columnist with Postmedia News and a Fellow at University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy & Governance. Since graduating from U of T (BA 1983 Trinity College) and the London School of Economics, Coyne has led an expansive, award-winning career in journalism. He has contributed to such publications as Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and The Walrus.

  • November 7, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – Lecture
    • 8:00 pm – Q&A moderated by Innis College alumnus, Toronto Star journalist, and former managing editor for The Varsity, Jaren Kerr
    • 8:30 pm – Reception
  • Innis Town Hall | 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto
  • This is a FREE event, but online registration is required | Please complete the form below
  • For more information contact the Innis Alumni Office at

This event is part of an annual lecture series, hosted by the Harold Innis Foundation, featuring acclaimed thinkers, whose discourse echoes that of Harold Adams Innis himself. Innis was one of Canada’s original thinkers, a professor of political economy at the University Toronto, and author of seminal works on economic history, media, and communications theory. His work contributed to the foundation of what is known as the Toronto School of communications theory, and in his writings he explored the role of the media in shaping culture and society.


November 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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