Archive for December 2019

December 12, 2019 @ 3:54 pm

CJF J-Talk - Ronan Farrow on Lies, Power and Predators

Toronto, Dec. 3, 2019 - In his book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect PredatorsRonan Farrow sheds light on the stranger-than-fiction challenges of reporting on his Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker exposé of one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers. Farrow reveals the inexplicable resistance he faced from the major television network where he worked and how he himself became the target of intimidation tactics as he got closer to the truth, the conspiracies and the cover-ups—similar strategies long deployed to silence victims of sexual abuse. Join Farrow in conversation with Globe and Mail investigative reporter Robyn Doolittle, author of Had It Coming: What’s Fair in the Age of #MeToo?

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December 12, 2019 @ 3:50 pm

CJF J-Talk - BuzzFeed: From Listicles to Hard News

Toronto, Nov. 7, 2019 - Hired as editor-in-chief in 2012, Ben Smith did for BuzzFeed—then best known for its lists, quizzes and viral videos—what few in the industry get to do: he built a news division from scratch. Although BuzzFeed’s entry into serious journalism was met with some skepticism, Smith grew its newsroom into a now-established force that has both garnered awards and generated controversy. In a conversation with Jayme Poisson, host of the CBC News podcast Front Burner, Smith discusses what’s next for BuzzFeed News.

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