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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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December 1, 2016 @ 10:02 am

CJF J-Talk: Digital or Bust? The Future of Magazines

Toronto, Nov. 30, 2016 - Whether Canadian or American, magazines face a turbulent time negotiating the digital shift. In Canada, Toronto Life celebrates 50 years, The Walrus looks to build on its foundation funding model and Rogers Media is moving towards online-only editions. South of the border, the president of the venerable thinking person's monthly, the 166-year-old Harper’s Magazine, remains firmly committed to the virtues of words on paper. Is this all cause for celebration or despair?

Speakers included special guest John R. (Rick) MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine; Sarah Fulford, editor-in-chief of Toronto Life; Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief of The Walrus, Steve Maich, senior vice-president of digital content and publishing for Rogers Media; and moderator Laas Turnbull, chief audience officer for ZoomerMedia.

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