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Lecture will talk about what the loss of good journalism means for civil society

The Museum at Campbell River will present the first in a series of lectures by the 2014 Haig-Brown Writer in Residence, Andrew Nikiforuk.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1-3 p.m. Nikiforuk will speak to the subject Reflections On The Incredible Shrinking Media.

Nikiforuk is the author of five books and has written for most of the nation’s top publications. Over the last 30 years, the journalist has watched his trade decline as fast as the importance of the middle class.

He’ll talk about what the loss of good journalism means for civil society, the triumph of social engineering and how the Internet has complicated things. This talk will introduce Nikiforuk to the community and will provide an overview of his work and interests.

For more than two decades Nikiforuk has written about energy, economics and the West for a variety of Canadian publications including the Walrus, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, Chatelaine, Georgia Straight, Equinox and Harrowsmith.

Nikiforuk’s journalism has won seven National Magazine Awards since 1989 and top honours for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists.The cost for the lecture is $6. To reserve a seat, call the Museum at 250-287-3103. Future lectures are posted at www.crmuseum.ca.