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February 21, 2018 @ 10:18 am

CJF J-Talk - Funny Fake News: A Conversation with The Beaverton

Toronto, Feb. 13, 2018 - What's the difference between fake news and satire? If you don't know, The Beaverton can explain it. The weekly TV satirical news show on The Comedy Network (adapted from the popular website TheBeaverton.com) pokes fun at Canadian and world events with deft, scathing scrutiny.  But what is the role of satire in journalism? And is it even more relevant in these noisy, nonsensical times? What issues are simply too sensitive to address—if any? This conversation features The Beaverton co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas, along with show co-creators, co-showrunners and co-executive producers Luke Gordon Field and Jeff Detsky. Adrienne Batra, editor-in-chief of the Toronto Sun, moderates.

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February 8, 2018 @ 2:23 pm

CJF J-Talk - The Reliable Source in the Age of Misinformation: A Conversation with Brian Stelter

Toronto, Jan. 31, 2018 - You can't be well-informed about the media and journalism if you don't pay attention to the stellar work of CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter. Through his must-watch Sunday morning show, Reliable Sources, which examines the week's top media stories, and his must-read Reliable Sources newsletter, Stelter's media literacy work shines light on real news amid the cacophony of noise and nonsense of a presidency that seeks to demonize journalists and spreads accusations of fake news. Stelter was in conversation with Dawna Friesen, anchor of Global National.

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