It riles me up to no end!”

The CBC is holding a public summit on the “changing nature of news” on March 24 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, hosted by Peter Mansbridge and including some of the country’s preëminent journalists.

It was announced yesterday that free tickets would be available starting at noon today at the Confederation Centre box office, and online starting on Monday.

I dropped by to pick some up this afternoon at 12:30 and found a bunch of disappointed people waiting in line; they’d just learned that the event was sold out after only 30 minutes. As one particularly disturbed fellow said on his way out, “this riles me up to no end.”

While I’m sad we won’t be able to attend, I do take some comfort from the notion that an event on the “changing nature of news” sold out as fast as the Leonard Cohen concert a few years go.