Michael Enright coming to Museum of Dufferin

June 21, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Julia Lloyd

Michael Enright will be at the Museum of Dufferin (MoD) on Sunday June 23 at 2 p.m. to discuss journalism and how it has changed over the years. 

Following extensive renovations, the museum reopened its doors in 2018 in the scenic hills of Mulmur Township on Highway 89 between Shelburne and Alliston. They began MOD Talks as a way to promote the museum and share stories of Canadians. 

Michael Enright is an extremely well known Canadian journalist who is a long-standing radio broadcaster. He currently the host of CBC’s radio one’s The Sunday Edition and the archive show Rewind. 

Enright has been in the industry since typewriters were common and he has seen the constant evolution of journalism. He started out when he was 19 in Brampton when their was only a population the size of 26,000 people. 

“We’ve gone from typewriter to computers and newspapers to digital and it’s becoming more complex, I think,” said Enright. “I used to go out with a notebook and a pen and come back and use a typewriter and that was it.” 

Enright says he believes that journalism in many ways has improved. He points out the fact that there are so many more women in industry. 

“When I started all the newsrooms were white and male. Diversity has come to journalism,” he said. 

Enright said he doesn’t use the word journalist because he prefers reporter and says reporters today have to know much more than he did. He jokingly made a comment that if he were starting out now, he wouldn’t get hired. 

“The other thing is that I think it’s absolutely critical that we keep alive community newspapers. I worked in small towns, in Brampton and Kitchener,” said Enright. “You’re closer to your readers and you’re closer to the people that you’re serving. It’s absolutely vital.”

To find out more about the MOD Talk with Michael Enright on Sunday, visit 

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