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April 28, 2018 @ 11:44 am

CJF J-Talk - When the Media Becomes the News: Covering Media, Power and Politics

Toronto, April 24, 2018 - In this era of #MeToo, misinformation, and media industry upheaval, the media has become the news and journalists who cover the beat are on the frontlines making front page headlines. Hear from reporters covering these turbulent Trumpian times: Michael Calderone, the senior media reporter at Politico who has built a steadfast career covering the intertwining worlds of the press and politics; and Emily Steel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times business reporter who has covered sexual harassment in newsrooms — from reportingon the toxic culture at VICE Media to breaking the story, with a colleague, on multiple settlements by former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Ioanna Roumeliotis, reporter with CBC News' The National, moderates this discussion.


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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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November 15, 2017 @ 9:03 am

CJF J-Talk: New Media, New Models

Who says it’s all dire news for the media industry? Consider these recent arrivals. The West End Phoenix is a community news monthly just launched in Toronto—ad-free and in print. The Conversation Canada is an edition of the Australian website that turns academic research into accessible articles. Discourse Media is an independent, Vancouver-based website finding success in its collaborative approach to journalism. Then there’s The Athletic, a subscription sports website expanding across major North American cities. In an environment where media outlets are struggling, what does it take to launch something new? And what does it take to sustain it?

Join our speakers: David Bidini, founder and publisher of The West End Phoenix; Saleem Khan, emergent platforms, science and technology editor with The Conversation Canada; Erin Millar, editor-in-chief and CEO of Discourse Media; and James Mirtle, editor-in-chief of The Athletic in Canada. Catherine Wallace, the former executive producer of the Montreal Gazette’s iPad 6 pm edition who explored alternative sources of civic news as the 2016-2017 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, moderates.


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June 21, 2017 @ 2:12 pm

Is Fake News the New Propaganda?

Toronto, June 13, 2017 - Tim Wu, law professor at Columbia University and author who coined the phrase "net neutrality", and Mathew Ingram, senior writer for Fortune magazine, discuss the blight of fake news.

In conjunction with the Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Star, as part of the Star Talks and CJF J-Talks series.



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June 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am

CJF J-Talk - The Media as Opposition: Covering Trump in a Post Truth Era (Part 1)

May 24, 2017 - They are among the world’s most unrelenting truth seekers. Renowned, award-winning journalists and authors discuss the need to apply constant, critical pressure on an American president who threatens the very fabric of democracy, journalism, civil society and the truth.

In this first of a two-part Toronto event, this discussion features Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!; Juan González, co-host of Democracy Now!; Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-prize winner and co-founder of The Intercept; Jeremy Scahill, war correspondent and co-founder of The Intercept, and Vicky Mochama, national columnist with Metro News. Their conversation was moderated by Hannah Sung, video and podcast producer for The Globe and Mail.

The second discussion (separate broadcast) features Matt Taibbi, author of the recently published Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus and contributing editor to Rolling Stone, in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, on journalism’s response to this ongoing circus and chaotic presidency.


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April 24, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

What To Be, or Not To Be: The Public News Broadcaster’s Dilemma

Toronto, April 20, 2017 - In an increasingly fractured, crowded and competitive media environment, what is the role of the public broadcaster when it comes to news? This discussion explored the challenges faced by public broadcasters on both sides of the pond, featuring James Harding, director of news and current affairs for the BBC; Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News; and Michael Oreskes, senior vice-president of news and editorial director for NPR, in a conversation moderated by Simon Houpt, senior media writer with The Globe and Mail.


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March 16, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

No Safe Space: Harassment of Women in Media

Toronto, March 7, 2017 - It is not just Internet trolls. These days, it is often not safe for women to speak up anywhere - online, on air and in print. What can be done about the barrage of intimidation, threats, and abusive comments that seem determined to silence our voices? In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we tackle online harassment against women in media. Manisha Krishnan, senior writer for VICE CanadaHeather Mallick, columnist with the Toronto Star; and Janet McFarland, business reporter with The Globe and Mail, discuss the hazards of being a female journalist online and the policies and resources that can help make newsrooms and online communities welcoming to all. This discussion was moderated by Piya Chattopadhyay, host of CBC Radio’s Out in the Open.

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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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February 21, 2017 @ 4:29 pm

CJF J-Talk - Politics and Democracy in America (Toronto)

Toronto, Feb. 15, 2017 - Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, this special J-Talk explores the role of media in a time where many feel anxious, vulnerable and subject to legitimized hate—or, on the other extreme, ignored by the mainstream media altogether. How should journalists best report on this populist president who has sought to demonize and bypass the media? Our discussion featured breakout journalism stars of the U.S. election: Susanne Craig, the New York Times investigative reporter who got the scoop on Donald Trump’s tax returns; David Fahrenthold, the Washington Post reporter who exposed Trump’s charitable activities, and Daniel Dale, Toronto Star’s Washington bureau chief, who broke new ground in daily fact-checking of Trump’s statements. Neil Macdonald, columnist for CBC News, moderated this discussion about the role of journalists in these uncertain times.


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December 14, 2016 @ 11:43 am

Beyond Missing and Murdered Women: Covering Indigenous Communities

Toronto, Nov. 3, 2016 - Has coverage of Indigenous issues shifted from niche media to the mainstream? This discussion featured Lenny Carpenter, program manager of the Indigenous Reporters Program for Journalists for Human Rights; Karyn Pugliese, executive director of News and Current Affairs for APTN; Tanya Talaga, reporter with the Toronto Star; Connie Walker, investigative reporter for CBC News; and moderator Duncan McCue, host of Cross Country Checkup (CBC Radio One). Presented in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights, with support from Ryerson University's School of Journalism.


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