November 20, 2020 @ 2:07 pm

J-Talks Live - Risk and Injury: Journalists, Mental Health and COVID-19

Nov. 19, 2020 -

When the pandemic arrived, journalists on all beats experienced high levels of stress as they pivoted quickly to cover COVID-19, the fastest-moving story of our time. According to the early results of a study conducted in June by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, participating journalists from around the world showed signs of anxiety and depression—70 percent suffering from some level of psychological distress—due to the many challenges and high stakes they faced in covering the crisis, sometimes in the absence of reliable information. In this ongoing reality, how can journalists take care of their mental and emotional well-being and how can newsrooms best support them?

Join the study’s authors: Dr. Anthony Feinstein, professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a neuropsychiatrist whose specialties include exploring how journalists are impacted by the traumatic events they report on, and Meera Selva, director of the journalist fellowship program at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford, in a conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.

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November 13, 2020 @ 9:21 am

J-Talks Live - After the Election: What’s Next?

Nov. 12, 2020 -

In the aftermath of a heated, divisive and often unpredictable run-up to the U.S. election, and the win for President-elect Joe Biden, this discussion will explore the impact of polarized media coverage and the spread of misinformation, learnings for the media and what the election outcome means for the U.S. and Canada. 

Join Joy Malbon, Washington bureau chief for CTV National News, and Paul Hunter, a correspondent based in Washington for CBC News, in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.

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October 30, 2020 @ 10:30 am

J-Talks Live: Media in Crisis: Can Journalism Survive - and Thrive - in this Year of Challenge?

Oct. 29, 2020 - “Pivot” is a word well-used during the pandemic, and one that news organizations are familiar with—they’ve been doing it for years in the face of diverted audience attention and declining ad revenues. Add to that mix the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis and a polarized political environment. How is this all impacting news organizations? What does this mean for the sustainability of media’s business models? What will it take to survive in this new reality? 

Join S. Mitra Kalita, senior vice-president for news, opinion and programming for CNN Digital, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, in conversation with host Anna Maria Tremonti, also host of the CBC podcast More.

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October 30, 2020 @ 8:26 am

J-Talks Live - Voices for Change: Media’s Moment to Shine

Sept. 24, 2020 - The death of George Floyd ignited a reckoning across every facet of our society. In media, conversations about anti-Black racism have given weight and prominence to stagnant discussions about newsroom culture and composition—and the biases found in coverage of Black, Indigenous and people of colour. Is this the year meaningful change will finally happen? 

Join Nana aba Duncan, host of CBC Radio One’s Podcast Playlist and Ontario’s weekend morning show Fresh AirKaren K. Ho, a global finance and economics reporter for New York-based Quartz, a digital business news publication, and Angela Sterritt, a journalist with CBC Vancouver and member of the Gitxsan Nation, in conversation with moderator Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.

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June 5, 2020 @ 2:09 pm

J-Talks Live - The View from Washington with Susan B. Glasser

June 4, 2020 - In a year of a pandemic and protests over race-related police brutality in the U.S., how can Canadians make sense of the chaos across our border? Join us for a conversation on U.S. politics and leadership—and what the handling of the various crises could mean for the American presidential election—featuring The New Yorker’s Susan B. Glasser, who writes a weekly column about life in Trump’s Washington. Glasser’s award-winning career includes serving as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, founding editor of Politico Magazine and Moscow bureau chief at the Washington Post. She will be in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti, who is also host of the CBC podcast More.

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May 29, 2020 @ 11:21 am

J-Talks Live - COVID-19 and the New Economic Reality

May 28, 2020 - At all levels, the Canadian economy is taking a hit amid this global pandemic. Even with federal and provincial governments providing unprecedented measures to help support workers, families and businesses, the scenarios for what a recovery might look like—and when—vary greatly. Join award-winning journalist Heather Scoffield, economics columnist and Ottawa bureau chief for the Toronto Star, for her informed perspective on the implications for the Canadian economy and covering the biggest economic challenge of our time. This webinar features Scoffield in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.

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May 21, 2020 @ 4:36 pm

J-Talks Live: Canadian Leadership and the COVID-19 Response

May 21, 2020 - In managing the biggest health and economic crisis of our time, Canadian politicians and public officials deploy varying strategies and levels of transparency. What does the handling of COVID-19 reveal about those at the helm of our country and our provinces — and what might this mean for Canada post-pandemic? Acclaimed journalist Chantal Hébert, a regular political contributor to news organizations including the Toronto StarL’Actualité and CBC’s The National, shares her perspectives on politics and leadership with host Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.

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May 15, 2020 @ 8:33 am

J-Talks Live - Behind the Scenes of Covering COVID-19: The View from Vancouver

May 14, 2020 - From the outset, COVID-19 has been a fast-moving, relentless challenge for journalists across Canada and around the world. How do you report the news while working from home? Are there regional differences to this story? Vancouver’s Ian Hanomansing, weekend host of CBC News’s The National, reveals the challenges broadcast journalists face reporting in this social-distancing environment and shares his perspective on covering the pandemic from British Columbia where Canada’s first community-transmission cases appeared. Hanomansing is in conversation with host Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.


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May 7, 2020 @ 12:19 pm

J-Talks Live - Beyond Quarantine: The View from Beijing

May 7, 2020 - All eyes still remain on China, where COVID-19 first emerged, strict quarantine measures have been relaxed and attempts at resuming regular activities have begun, albeit with the use of controversial tools such as digital surveillance. From his base in Beijing, Nathan VanderKlippe, Asia correspondent for The Globe and Mail, shares his perspective on the pandemic’s outbreak in China and the issues arising from this new, post-lockdown life—including insights into what Canadians might expect once current restrictions are lifted. He’ll be in conversation with our host Anna Maria Tremonti, also host of the CBC podcast More.

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April 24, 2020 @ 3:42 pm

J-Talks Live - Covering COVID-19: Featuring health journalist André Picard

April 23, 2020 - When Globe and Mail columnist André Picard speaks, Canadians pay attention. He is our country’s pre-eminent health journalist, named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” in 2011 by the Canadian Public Health Association. In early March, when the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada was just beginning to register, Picard was one of the first calling for strong social distancing measures, with a clear call to “Shut it Down.” Join this award-winning journalist in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More, for an insightful discussion about how he reports with authority on the coronavirus and the vital information Canadians need to stay safe and healthy at a time when misinformation abounds.

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