March 3, 2019 @ 10:19 pm

Prévenir les menaces à l’approche des élections fédérales

Montréal, 28 février 2019 - Si on se fie aux élections américaines et françaises — et à celles d'autres pays — nous sommes tout aussi vulnérables à la manipulation par des forces extérieures avant nos propres élections fédérales. Sommes-nous prêts à faire face à ce qui nous attend, y compris la désinformation et la propagande à caractère politique ? Plus important encore, que peuvent faire les électeurs pour combattre ces éléments et que peuvent faire les médias pour gagner la confiance du public ? Grégoire Lemarchand, rédacteur en chef adjoint et directeur des médias sociaux chez Agence France-Presse, et Stéphane Perrault, directeur général des élections à Élections Canada, partageront leurs points de vue dans une conversation avec Anne-Marie Dussault, animatrice de l’émission 24/60 de Radio-Canada, qui animera la soirée.

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February 13, 2019 @ 10:26 pm

CJF J-Talk: Setting the Standard for Cannabis Journalism

Toronto, Feb. 7, 2019 - The cannabis industry’s influence is far-reaching, affecting public health and safety, policy-making, the economy and talk of a ‘pot-com’ bubble. As various issues get worked out post-legalization, what challenges do journalists face in informing the public in a responsible manner?
Join our speakers focussed on cannabis coverage: Megan Henderson, executive producer of TheGrowthOp.com; Manisha Krishnan, senior writer and host with VICE CanadaArmina Ligaya, business reporter with The Canadian PressMark Rendell, reporter with The Globe and Mail; and moderator Vanmala Subramaniam, business reporter with the Financial Post.

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February 6, 2019 @ 8:52 pm

Driving Innovation in Media

Toronto, Jan. 31, 2019 - In journalism today, the only constant is constant change. The need to innovate is greater than ever before, as powerful new tech tools alter the way we connect and communicate. Join two of journalism’s top innovators and changemakers in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities in driving news innovation. Aron Pilhofer is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University in Philadelphia. Inga Thordar is executive editor of CNN Digital International, overseeing all international news, sport and programming teams. The conversation was moderated by Kathy Vey, executive producer of digital with TVO. 

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November 30, 2018 @ 3:18 pm

CJF J-Talk – Guardian of News: Alan Rusbridger

Toronto, Nov. 29, 2018 - Over a 20-year career as editor of the British daily The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger oversaw the publication of ground-breaking journalism: the WikiLeaks story, the phone-hacking scandal, the mass government surveillance as disclosed by U.S National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. As he managed the transition from national print newspaper to news site with a strong global online readership, he championed free access and strong journalistic standards. But decisions made along the way were not without their challenges and controversies. Join Rusbridger for this conversation with Irene Gentle, editor of the Toronto Star, and for the Canadian launch of his book Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now.

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November 25, 2018 @ 6:17 am

CJF J-Talk – Ronan Farrow: Power, Media and Politics

Toronto, Nov. 4, 2018 - Beginning with last year’s explosive Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker investigation on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual assault, and continuing with his recent reports exposing similar allegations against CBS head Les Moonves, Ronan Farrow has become a leading journalist in exposing how influential figures in media and politics abuse power and hide sexual misconduct. For his role in exposing Weinstein and helping spur the #MeToo movement, Farrow was the recipient of the 2018 CJF Special Citation for excellence in journalism.

In Farrow’s bestselling book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, the former diplomat pivots to a different realm of power, that of America’s influence abroad. Hear Farrow’s take on the challenge of changing cultures and power dynamics, in conversation with Robyn Doolittle, investigative reporter with The Globe and Mail

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November 21, 2018 @ 4:49 pm

CJF J-Talk - How Trump Got Rich: The Real Story

Toronto, Nov. 8, 2018 - With her recent bombshell New York Times front-page story, investigative reporter Susanne Craig helped debunk President Trump’s claim of being a self-made billionaire. For more than a year, Craig and two colleagues followed an unwieldy paper trail, documenting deliberate tax manoeuvres that increased the wealth Trump received from his parents, including acts of outright fraud. Craig discusses the complexities of reporting on Trump, money and politics in this conversation with investigative journalist Julian Sher.

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November 13, 2018 @ 5:34 pm

CJF J-Talk - State of Media: Survival Strategies in the Age of Misinformation

Toronto, October 17, 2018 - Journalists and media organizations around the world are under siege from misinformation fed by social media and an antagonistic U.S. president. How should journalism and democracy respond to this dual challenge? How can journalists ensure truth overrides false information? How should they respond to public attacks and historic levels of mistrust? At the same time, many media are seeking sustainable business models and some are asking: can blockchain technology provide security for the future of journalism?

Join a wide-ranging conversation on these issues with prominent journalism thought leaders: Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York; Jay Rosen, associate journalism professor at New York University; and Vivian Schiller, CEO of the Civil Foundation, which makes philanthropic grants in support of journalism and upholds the ethics of Civil, a blockchain-based platform that supports a global community of quality newsrooms. This conversation will be moderated by Mathew Ingram, chief digital writer with the Columbia Journalism Review.

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October 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am

Going Local or Going Niche: Finding New News Opportunities

Toronto, Oct. 4, 2018 - Where some see pitfalls in the media business, others see opportunity. So it is with Village Media, which is expanding its hyper local Ontario online news sites across smaller cities during a general decline in community newspapers. So it is, too, with media startup The Logic, a subscription news site focused on Canada's innovation economy — and whose founder believes the future of local news may lie in more creative uses of technology. Join us for this overview of the media landscape and how both established and new players are helping to reshape it.

Join speakers Jeff Elgie, CEO of Village Media; April Lindgren, Velma Rogers Research Chair and principal investigator for the Local News Research Project at the Ryerson School of Journalism; and David Skok, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Logic, in a conversation led by Sonya Fatah, editor-in-chief of J-Source and assistant journalism professor at Ryerson University.

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June 25, 2018 @ 8:05 am

CJF J-Talk - Fixing Newsroom Culture

Toronto, May 25, 2018 - Lara Setrakian is co-founder of Press Forward, an organization looking to improve newsroom culture in the wake of media-industry sexual harassment allegations—including her own against journalist Mark Halperin while at ABC News. She is also co-founder and CEO of News Deeply, a digital media company that mixes investigative reporting, expert analysis and community insights to create single-theme platforms that cover topics such as Syria, refugees and water. Setrakian will be in conversation with Farah Nasser, anchor of Global News at 5:30 & 6.

In partnership with RTDNA Canada

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June 22, 2018 @ 3:48 pm

CJF J-Talk - Building Trust in Media

Toronto, May 2, 2018 - In an age of misinformation, disinformation, AI and media manipulation, how can news organizations and platforms like Google build trust with audiences? Join our speakers: Richard Gingras, vice-president of news at Google, and Craig Silverman, media editor with BuzzFeed News; Hossein Derakhshan is an Iranian-Canadian writer and researcher on a joint Harvard Shorenstein and MIT Media Lab fellowship who recently co-authored the report Information Disorder, commissioned by the Council of Europe; and moderator Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio One’s The Current.

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