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Media, particularly in the form of film and television, is at the forefront of the entertainment industry. There has been a steady increase of diversity in media, but progress has been slow and long. What are the roles and responsibilities of the media? We’ll explore misrepresentation and what the lack of diversity in the media does and it’s negative impacts on marginalized communities.

Moderator: Amber Fryday (Video Journalism, Globo News)

Amber Fryday is a video journalist with Global News Halifax. She has worked on a two part short documentary with CBC and has interned with SportsNet. She is a graduate of the Radio and Television Journalism program from NSCC.


DeRico Symonds (Leader, Community Advocate, Educator)

DeRico is the Senior Executive Advisor to the deputy minister with the Province of Nova Scotia, in the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives. He is also the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Action) Advisor for the BIPOC Tribe Network and Innovation Hub, and an Impact, Race, and Cultural (IRCA) for the NS courts. He also holds a master’s degree in education/counseling and is a founding member of two non-profit organizations in Halifax, ACCE HFX, Gamechangers902.

Jarvis GooGoo

Jarvis was raised in We’koqma’q, Unama’kik, attended an Indian Day School, and graduated from a Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey school. He holds degrees from Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie Law School, and is a non-practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. He has presented many times on Mi’kmaw history and culture.

Brian Daly (Journalism educator and freelance media consultant)

Brian Daly is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax. He began teaching after working as a reporter, news editor and producer at three television networks and The Canadian Press. Brian has provided leadership consulting services to several media companies and non-profit corporations. He also runs journalism camps for high-school students through the Canadian Association of Black Journalists.

Matthew Byard: (Local Journalism Initiative Reporter with The Halifax Examiner )

Matthew is a graduate of the Radio Television Journalism program at NSCC. He completed an internship with Global News Halifax and did work with Atlantic Live Stream prior to graduating. He attended a private media school and attended Dalhousie University where he studied Philosophy and Political Science prior to attending NSCC.

Trina Roache (Assistant Professor/Rogers Chair in Journalism, University of King’s College)

Trina Roache is a proud member of the Glooscap First Nation and an award-winning Mi’kmaw video journalist. She brings over two decades of experience covering Indigenous stories for APTN and CBC to her role as the Rogers Chair in Journalism at the University of King’s College.

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