By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18

All We Leave Behind book cover. Credit: Penguin Random House Canada

Join us this month for the annual Ryerson School of Journalism Atkinson Lecture featuring this year’s guest speaker, Carol Off, host of CBC As It Happens.

Off will be discussing her latest book, All We Leave Behind, and the evolving relationship between journalists and their sources.

April Lindgren, founding director of the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre, said it is important for journalists to think about the nature of their relationship with sources at a time when journalism is “constantly under attack.”

“I think this is an opportunity for us to reflect on something that’s a central part of what we do as journalists, which is to reach out to people and ask them to give us information or in many cases to bare their souls for the sake of the story that we’re doing.”

The lecture will be delivered on Feb. 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sears Atrium inside the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University. There will be a reception following the lecture.

Read Iain Boekhoff’s review of her book in the Globe and Mail, here.