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What's the media missing in the BC election? Hear tonight's Vancouver panel

Elections tend to prompt excessive media coverage, and in the midst of the news frenzy key aspects often go unexplored. Alternative and independent media outlets can then step in to cover the stories that corporate media misses.

But even alternative media can get it wrong.

How do you know what's missing from the media's coverage of the election when you're constantly bombarded with coverage? If that's something you've asked yourself, Simon Fraser University is hosting a panel to discuss the missing news of the 2013 B.C. election. And it's tonight!

Independent and alternative media organizations will talk about the different ways they're covering the B.C. election. Speakers include The Tyee's very own legislative bureau chief, Andrew MacLeod, Gwen Barlee from the Wilderness Committee, Bob Hackett from Newswatch Canada, Jarrah Hodge from Gender Focus, and Derrick O'Keefe from

The panel is being held at the SFU Harbour Centre on May 3 at 7 p.m. as part of the CounterCulture Speaker Series run by the Media Democracy Project, the SFU School of Communication, and the SFU Institute for the Humanities.

For more information, visit this website.

Aurora Tejeida is completing a practicum at The Tyee.

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