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October 29, 2021 @ 9:34 am

J-Talks Live - Big Voices

At a time when a range of voices and perspectives are available across multiple platforms, and a choice word or angle can be a landmine—setting off a barrage of online hate—what does it take to be a columnist and how has the role evolved in a fraught social media environment where attacks inordinately target women and racialized journalists?

Featured speakers are columnists Daphne BramhamVancouver SunShree ParadkarToronto Star and Elizabeth RenzettiThe Globe and Mail, in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.

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October 27, 2021 @ 11:40 am

State of Emergency: Reporting on Solutions to Climate Change

From record-breaking heatwaves to prolonged droughts to migration crises and even production declines, our changing climate impacts all aspects of society.

What role can journalists play in ensuring that climate reporting doesn’t only cover “what is” but “what can be”? What role can concrete solutions-based coverage play in responding to this crisis? In the lead-up to COP26 on October 31, this panel explored the importance of climate solutions journalism in sharing valuable knowledge and lessons learned from academics, news leaders, and local communities. 

Featured speakers Jonathan Watts, climate editor at The GuardianLinda Solomon Wood, CEO and editor-in-chief at Canada’s National ObserverMike De Souza, Managing Editor at The NarwhalLaura Lynch, host of CBC’s What on Earth, and Blair Feltmate, climatologist and professor at the University of Waterloo, were in conversation with Fatima Syed, journalist at The Narwhal.

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October 15, 2021 @ 1:32 pm

J-Talks Live - Beyond ”Police Say”: Exploring the Media’s Reliance on Official Accounts

The death of George Floyd focused the world’s attention on police brutality—and the problematic practice of relying on official accounts of events. But reporters have also long maintained police sources who provide information for their crime coverage. How has Floyd’s death changed reporting on police and their activities?

Featured speakers Karen Attiah, columnist with The Washington PostWendy Gillis, crime and police reporter for the Toronto Star, and Adrian Harewood, host of CBC News Ottawa at 6, are in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.

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