Critical Conversations

Fall of the Newsstand? 

Nicola Hamilton

Critical Conversations

Fall of the Newsstand? 

Nicola Hamilton

7:00pm

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Studio Theatre

60 mins

TIFA’s most provocative conversation series returns. Critical Conversations brings together authors and industry experts in candid conversation to examine the facets of culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read. Are we seeing the death of the newsstand? If so, what are its implications for how and why we consume our news and culture? The magazine racks are gone from supermarkets, and news agents just sell lottery tickets and bottled water. What are the implications for a well-informed public? What does it mean to lose something that was both ephemeral and profoundly powerful? Will newsstands become like record shops selling vinyl? We worry about the dominance of social media for people’s attention and advertisers’ dollars but what can we do if we hit these simple physical barriers to access? Moderated by Kyle Wyatt, Editor of Literary Review of Canada, join a panel including Rachel Pisani, manager of Queen Books; Nicola Hamilton, art director and proprietor of Issues Magazine Shop; and John Cruickshank the former publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times, CBC News, Toronto Star and former chairman of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and former co-chairman of the Canadian Press.

Sponsored by Baillie Gifford.

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Panel Discussion

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

TIFA’s most provocative conversation series returns. Critical Conversations brings together authors and industry experts in candid conversation to examine the facets of culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read. Are we seeing the death of the newsstand? If so, what are its implications for how and why we consume our news and culture? The magazine racks are gone from supermarkets, and news agents just sell lottery tickets and bottled water. What are the implications for a well-informed public? What does it mean to lose something that was both ephemeral and profoundly powerful? Will newsstands become like record shops selling vinyl? We worry about the dominance of social media for people’s attention and advertisers’ dollars but what can we do if we hit these simple physical barriers to access? Moderated by Kyle Wyatt, Editor of Literary Review of Canada, join a panel including Rachel Pisani, manager of Queen Books; Nicola Hamilton, art director and proprietor of Issues Magazine Shop; and John Cruickshank the former publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times, CBC News, Toronto Star and former chairman of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and former co-chairman of the Canadian Press.

Sponsored by Baillie Gifford.

Baillie Gifford Actual Investors Logo

Panel Discussion

Featured Authors

Nicola Hamilton is an award-winning editorial designer. For over a decade now she’s been art directing and designing magazines. She’s worked on publications like The Grid, Chatelaine, The University of Toronto Magazine, and Best Health to name a few. In July 2022, Nicola took her love of magazines to a whole new level, by opening Issues Magazine Shop. Issues is a bricks-and-mortar clubhouse, and magazine retailer, celebrating the people and projects keeping print alive.

Read more about Nicola Hamilton

7:00pm

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Studio Theatre

60 mins

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

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