CJF J-Talks – The Media As Opposition: Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era
May 24, 2017
They are among the world’s most unrelenting truth seekers. In their first live joint appearance, these renowned, award-winning journalists and authors will discuss the pressing 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 two-part Toronto event, our first 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; and Jeremy Scahill, war correspondent and co-founder of The Intercept; and Vicky Mochama, national columnist with Metro News. Their conversation will be moderated by Hannah Sung, video and podcast producer for The Globe and Mail.
The second discussion 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.
Books will be available for purchase at the event (cash only).
40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards
May 26, 2017
Don’t miss the event of the year when the magazine industry gathers at the spectacular Arcadian Court in Toronto on Friday, May 26, 2017 to celebrate the very best in Canadian magazines. The gala is open to the general public.
Digital Publishing Awards
June 1, 2017
Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be presented at the Digital Publishing Awards soirée on Thursday, June 1 at the Spoke Club on King Street West in Toronto. Gold winners in most categories include a $500 cash prize.
Call for papers: Conference on local news and its future
June 3-4, 2017
The conference will bring together journalists, citizens, policy makers, educators and Canadian and international scholars to share the latest research related to local journalism and to explore potential solutions to the problems faced by this sector.
Great Canadian Debates: The Government Must Act to Save Journalism in Canada
June 6, 2017
Few can dispute that journalism in Canada has been completely disrupted by technological change and market trends. Financial losses by newspapers and broadcasters, and newsroom layoffs are constantly in the headlines. Some would argue that because robust news media are vital to Canadian democracy, and because the future of the Fourth Estate is so clearly in doubt, that government must move to support journalism financially and through other means. Others would argue that much of the misfortune felt by news outlets today is self-inflicted, and government support would be a death blow to an independent press. Who’s right, does the government need to act to save journalism in Canada?
Honderich, a former publisher of the Toronto Star, will argue in favour of the motion “The government must act to save journalism in Canada”. Coyne, a columnist with Postmedia, will argue against.