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February 26, 2021 @ 9:56 am

J-Talks Live - Navigating Race and Politics in a Post-Trump World

Feb. 25, 2021 - Hopes are pinned on President Joe Biden to navigate the turbulent terrain of race and politics inflamed during Donald Trump's presidency. What role does the media play in the path forward? How can journalism make a difference? Discussing the challenges and opportunities ahead: Errin Haines, co-founder and editor-at-large for The 19th, a non-profit, non-partisan news organization focused on women, politics and policy, and from The New York Times, opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie and national political reporter Astead W. Herndon, in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.

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January 28, 2021 @ 3:46 pm

J-Talks Live - Fast Forward: Trust, Tech and the Media

Jan. 26, 2021 - It’s all happening—and happening fast across the media spectrum: digital transformation, diversification of newsrooms and efforts to engage the diverse communities media organizations seek to serve. But there are still challenges and more change to come -- how best to connect with those who are typically underserved, whether it be communities of colour, the disenfranchised or the young and disengaged? How can innovations in today’s technology be applied to reach various audiences? Particularly, can technology from the gaming world be deployed to our digital-first storytelling future?

Join Sandra Clark, vice-president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY, the public media organization serving the Philadelphia region, Nadine Ajaka, senior producer of visual forensics with The Washington Post, and Kristopher Alexander, assistant professor with a focus on video games at the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University, in a virtual conversation with host Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the 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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March 9, 2020 @ 2:20 pm

CJF J-Talk - The Time is Now: Amplifying Women’s Voices in Media

Toronto, March 5, 2020 - With women’s perspectives underrepresented in media, how can journalists increase the gender mix and diversity of their news sources and the experts they quote? This panel discussion will explore the outcome and ongoing challenges of a dedicated global project to increase the voices of women in news. Initiated and run by United for News, a global coalition founded by Internews in partnership with the World Economic Forum, the project aims to build trust in journalism by making it more representative of its diverse audiences. 

The conversation features: Deborah Ensor, senior vice-president of technical leadership for Internews, lead of the Reflect Reality initiative, and the Canadian pilot of the project; Melissa Stasiuk, head of programming with The Globe and Mail, a project participant and Evelyn Kwong, social media and audience lead with the Toronto Star, and part of a newsroom committee launched as a result of the project. Shari Graydon, founder of Informed Opinions, a leader in helping bridge the gender gap in Canadian media, will also join the conversation. The discussion is moderated by Supriya Dwivedi, host of The Morning Show on Global News Radio 640.

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February 27, 2017 @ 12:41 pm

CJF J-Talk - Changing the Face of Media

Toronto, Feb. 22, 2017 - Each in their own way and some with greater force than others, these journalists are pushing for a greater diversity of stories and voices across media—both to reflect the greater community and to effect change within it: Desmond Cole, journalist and broadcaster; Scaachi Koul, culture writer with BuzzFeed Canada; Hannah Sung, video and podcast producer with The Globe and Mail; and Arti Patel, lifestyle editor with The Huffington Post. Angie Seth, weekend anchor for Global News at 6.

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