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Mashable's Jim Roberts in conversation with James Bradshaw
Nov 17, 2014 - 6:30 PM EDT Jim Roberts, the executive editor and chief content officer of Mashable, discusses digital transformation with James Bradshaw, media reporter with The Globe and Mail, in this Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk.
The Chill in Canada's climate science Nov 6, 2014 - 1:00 PM EDT Find out why our government is shutting the public out of environmental research, and what Canadians can do to thaw the chill around climate science. Join Canadian Journalists for Free Expression for an interactive chat with Toronto Star environment reporter Raveena Aulakh and leading Canadian atmospheric scientist Dr. Tom Duck.
Time to Talk: Media, Youth and Mental Health Oct 25, 2014 - 8:00 AM EDT What's the role of media in influencing public opinion and public policies involving mental health? Join the discussion at this year's Joseph Howe Symposium at the University of King's College. Time to Talk: Media, Youth and Mental Health brings together journalists, students, healthcare providers and others. The event is organized in association with the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma (CJFVT).
Glenn Greenwald in conversation with David Walmsley
Oct 21, 2014 Open source hero or every government's worst nightmare? Glenn Greenwald has championed making secret documents part of the daily news. Working with Edward Snowden to publish NSA secrets, Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize-winner, lawyer and co-founding editor of The Intercept. He speaks with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, in this Canadian Journalism Foundation talk about power, secrecy and journalism's role in an era of digital openness.
Ivor Tossell on journalism and personal branding
Oct 20, 2014 - 11:33 AM EDT Ivor Tossell is a Toronto-based writer and editor, with a focus on technology, culture, urban affairs, business and politics. A frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail, his work has also appeared in many of Canada's top publications, including The Walrus, the Toronto Star, Report on Business Magazine, Toronto Life, and Spacing Magazine. He will give the keynote speech at the Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association annual general meeting
State of Business Journalism
Sep 30, 2014 John McCorry, Bloomberg's Editor for the Americas, will speak on a variety of topics including differences between the Canadian and U.S. markets for journalists, the ways Bloomberg continues to fund journalism and what the future holds for the news industry. He will then answer questions about Bloomberg and the media business in general.
Native Advertising: Journalism's Saviour or Sellout?
Oct 2, 2014 Native advertising. Branded content. Custom content. Whatever it’s called, these ‘advertorials’ are controversial, yet news organizations see them as the latest and best business strategy. Can Journalism’s tattered integrity be rescued when the lines between editorial and advertising content are blurred? Can sponsored content be palatable to readers, and to journalists? And while these ads are delivering new dollars to legacy news outlets, are they also eroding trust and driving readers away?
Should surveillance scare you? Jun 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM EDT Looking at the role of digital surveillance in Canada, CJFE will be hosting a live discussion with Citizen Lab’s Christopher Parsons in conversation with University of Ottawa Professor Wesley Wark, The event will be moderated by Toronto Star National Security Reporter Michelle Shephard.
Moncton poll Jun 11, 2014
RTDNA national conference
Jun 6, 2014 - 11:15 AM EDT The sessions include a bear pit session with the top news executives in Canada to discuss the state of our industry, tips on using Google tools, taking video on the smartphone, social media storytelling and the challenges of reporting from the field with dwindling resources.
Live blog: Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards
Jun 4, 2014 J-Source will live blog the Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards on June 4.
Holding power to account conference Day 3
Jun 15, 2014 The conference will cover many themes, from the importance of investigative journalism in highlighting basic human rights, to investigating corruption globally, to an examination of criminal justice abuses like wrongful convictions, imprisonments and torture. Today's sessions include panels on media ethics, investigative journalism & Rob Ford as well as social media and press freedoms.
Holding power to account conference Day 2
Jun 14, 2014 - 9:51 AM EDT The conference will cover many themes, from the importance of investigative journalism in highlighting basic human rights, to investigating corruption globally, to an examination of criminal justice abuses like wrongful convictions, imprisonments and torture. Today's sessions include a keynote by Adrienne Arsenault and Michael Hudson as well as panels on muzzling of investigative journalism, •Whistleblowing, Wikileaks and Open Source Intelligence, the power of public radio and the evolution of investigative journalism in Canada
Holding power to account conference Day 1
Jun 13, 2014 The conference will cover many themes, from the importance of investigative journalism in highlighting basic human rights, to investigating corruption globally, to an examination of criminal justice abuses like wrongful convictions, imprisonments and torture. Today's sessions include a keynote by CBC's Peter Mansbridge and Carl Bernstein as well as panels on exposing corruption in Quebec, healthcare and investigative journalism, and advocacy journalism.
J-Fest: Are journalists losing their audiences and impact on democratic society?
May 9, 2014 - 10:21 PM EDT Are journalists losing their audiences and impact on democratic society? Vancouver journalist and author Arno Kopecky, documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis, veteran Ottawa journalist Mark Bourrie, editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy, and Victoria Times-Colonist legislative reporter Lindsay Kines talk about their work, why we should care about journalism and the impact it could have on society.
Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health
Apr 24, 2014 Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health is designed for general-assignment reporters – the most likely first-responders when news that may turn out to involve mental illness breaks. Moderator David Common, CBC News correspondent and host of the World Report, along with panellists André Picard, public health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, Karen Liberman, speaker/mental health expert, and Dr. Anthony Feinstein, professor of psychiatry at University of Toronto and expert on the psychological health of conflict reporters), will discuss this guide to mental health reporting.
Live blog: Covering the Oil Patch
Apr 24, 2014 - 7:06 PM EDT Join Claudia Cattaneo, western business columnist for the National Post, Clifford Krauss, Houston-based national energy correspondent for The New York Times, Gillian Steward, Calgary-based journalist and teacher at Mount Royal University, and Deborah Yedlin, business columnist for the Calgary Herald, for this CJF J-Talk discussion. Jameson Berkow, the western bureau chief for BNN, moderates this panel.
The art of war photography
Apr 5, 2014 Internationally renowned photographers Rita Leistner (Looking for Marshal McLuhan in Afghanistan) and Mike Kamber (writer and photographer for The New York Times, among many other outlets) sit down with curator and Newsweek photo editor Jamie Wellford. As practitioners whose work ranges from journalism to fine art, the three will discuss everything from the practicalities to ethics of capturing images in the midst of armed conflict - as well as the stories these images give rise to.
J-Fest: Are journalists losing their audiences and impact on democratic society?
May 9, 2014 - 10:00 PM EDT Are journalists losing their audiences and impact on democratic society? Vancouver journalist and author Arno Kopecky, documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis, veteran Ottawa journalist Mark Bourrie, editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy, and Victoria Times-Colonist legislative reporter Lindsay Kines talk about their work, why we should care about journalism and the impact it could have on society.
Canadian Association of Journalists Conference Day 2
May 10, 2014 J-Source will live blog the #CAJ14 conference. Today's sessions include a workshop on polling, covering mental health, media court challenges, a keynote speech by Melissa Fung, drone journalism, best practices for FOIs, and Twitter by Steve Ladurantaye.
Canadian Association of Journalists Conference Day 1
May 9, 2014 J-Source will live blog the annual CAJ conference. Today's panels include workshops on ethical journalism in the digital deluge, ethnic media and covering the homeless.
Live blog: Does the parliamentary press gallery matter?
Apr 10, 2014 Members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery recently voted unanimously to "reserve the right to ask questions in all photo-ops and availabilities with the prime minister, cabinet ministers, and all parliamentarians, to fulfil our function as journalists in a democratic society.” The vote was a reaction to restrictions on access to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his ministers--and a revealing glimpse of how the ground has shifted on Ottawa political reporters. The regular Prime Ministerial press conference is a thing of the past. Senior bureaucrats hesitate to brief journalists. The PM and ministers take their message on the road or send it out on weekly video clips. Opposition MPs use the same techniques.As a result, is the influence of political reporters on the wane in the face of shrinking resources, wide use of social media, and the distance Ottawa puts between government and reporters? Does the national media coverage of the government matter as much as it used to?Join Jennifer Ditchburn, senior parliamentary correspondent for the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press, Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Multiculturalism, Senator Jim Munson, a former long-time member of the Press Gallery, and David Akin, national bureau chief for Sun Media and host of Battleground, for this discussion. Tom Clark, the chief political correspondent for Global News and host of The West Block, moderates this panel.
Why journalists need to think like startups
Mar 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM EDT In this age of innovation, we're challenged to learn, communicate and work in constantly changing circumstances. New devices, social connections and apps, force us to evolve as storytellers and adapt our medium to reach specific audiences. Innovation is no longer a luxury; it's a necessity to ensure career competitiveness. So how does a modern-day journalist ensure their own success? Michael De Monte, co-founder of ScribbleLive, says they should act like a startup. De Monte is speaking at the University of King's College in Halifax as part of the Journalism and the Public Square lecture series co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and the King's Centre for Interdisciplinary Research.
Becoming a Successful Freelance Journalist
Mar 27, 2014 As the news industry continues to shed jobs, freelancing skills have never been more important for prospective journalists. So, what makes a good freelancer? How do you sell your work to different markets, including foreign media? What role does social media play in a freelancer’s career? We get the answers from two freelance journalists: Matt Braga, a former National Post technology reporter, and Andrew Livingstone, a former Toronto Star reporter. Join host Brennan Reid, a Wilfrid Laurier University journalism student, on Thursday, March 27 at 1 p.m. for this live chat. Tweet your questions for Braga and Livingstone using #FreelanceChat.
Freelance: How to do it right
Apr 17, 2014 - 6:45 PM EDT The Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association presents "Freelance: How to do it right." This event features a panel of established freelance journalists that will discuss the ins and outs of freelancing. The comprehensive discussion will cover everything from how to make the perfect pitch to managing your finances as an independent journalist. Panelists include: John Lorinc (Senior editor at Spacing Magazine, freelancer and author), Derek Finkle (Founder of the Canadian Writers Group), Lauren McKeon (Editor at This Magazine). Moderated by David Topping (Freelancer for The Grid, The Globe and Mail and the National Post)
Why the death of the homepage is good for digital journalism
Mar 24, 2014 - 12:45 PM EDT Welcome to the social age of news, where every page is a homepage, every beat is a site, and every journalist is a brand. Join the Boston Globe's digital adviser to the editor, David Skok, for the 2014 Atkinson Lecture as he argues why we've entered a new gilded age in journalism and what traditional news organizations can do to grow new audiences online.
Live Blog: CJFE/Al-Jazeera vigil to free journalists arrested in Egypt
Mar 4, 2014 - 9:01 AM EDT Al-Jazeera English and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression will hold a vigil on Feb. 27 for three imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohamed have been imprisoned in Egypt since Dec. 29 on charges of spreading false news.
Kathy English on the Role of Public Editors
Mar 4, 2014 Join us for a presentation by Kathy English, public editor of The Toronto Star, at Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford campus. English will discuss the role of public editors and media ombudsmen and how they bridge the divide between journalists and their audiences. She will also discuss some of her work at the Star and participate in a Q&A session. This session will be live-blogged by students in JN319: Newsroom II. #kathyenglish
Live blog: Al Jazeera/ CJFE press conference calling for release of detained journalists in Egypt
Mar 4, 2014 - 9:01 AM EDT Al Jazeera Media Network and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will hold a press conference on Feb. 6 in Toronto calling on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release five journalists detained there. On December 29th, Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste, and Bahar Mohammed of Al Jazeera English were imprisoned in Cairo. Their Al Jazeera colleagues, Abdullah Al Shami and Mohammed Badr are also in Egyptian custody. Al Jazeera executive producer for newsgathering, Owen Watson, will chair the conference and will be joined by Tony Burman (former managing director of Al Jazeera English), John Stackhouse (editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail), Tom Henheffer (executive director of CJFE), Michelle Shephard (CJFE board member and Toronto Star National Security Reporter), John Greyson (filmmaker and York University professor), Avi Lewis (journalist and CBC Veteran), and Dave Enders (friend and former colleague of Mohamed Fahmy).
Q&A with Robyn Doolittle
Feb 13, 2014 Robyn Doolittle, one of three reporters to view the video of Mayor Ford allegedly smoking crack cocaine, will be giving a talk followed by a Q & A. Doolittle is a Toronto Star reporter and the author of the upcoming book, Crazy Town.
CJF J-Talk: In conversation with Vice co-founder Suroosh Alvi
Feb 27, 2014 Suroosh Alvi, co-founder of Vice Media, talks with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio One’s The Current, about Vice’s journey from counter-culture Montreal magazine to New York-based media conglomerate, its unconventional approach to covering conflict zones, and plans to invest $50 million in their news operations over the next three years. This event will be live streamed.
Tim Harper on politicians and the media
Jan 30, 2014 Toronto Star columnist Tim Harper talks about access to information and the evolving relationship between politicians and the media in the latest installment of Wilfrid Laurier University's Journalism Symposium in Brantford, Ont.
Scribble Chat: Entrepreneurship in Journalism
Jan 28, 2014 - 3:00 PM EDT As journalism's role in society changes, so does the role of the journalist. How can a reporter stay relevant? Are journalism schools focusing on this aspect of the media evolution?On Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 3-4pm we'll be asking these questions during our second Scribble Chat of the year: "Entrepreneurship in Journalism." Join us as we bring in 2013 Michener-Deacon Fellow and CBC reporter Julie Ireton and Nieman Journalism Lab founder and director Joshua Benton.
Talk with Global TV's Sean Mallen: Changing trends in journalism
Feb 13, 2014 - 7:15 PM EDT The Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association is hosting its annual general meeting. J-Source will live blog the keynote address from Global TV's Sean Mallen on the changing trends in journalism.
CJF J-Talk: Turning Digital into Dollars
Jan 23, 2014 Traditional newspaper outlets are throwing up paywalls, pouring resources into digital, and increasing the amount of sponsored content—all in an effort to find a sustainable business model for journalism. The question is: What’s working? Canada’s top publishers Phillip Crawley, publisher of The Globe and Mail; John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star; Gerry Nott, senior vice-president of the eastern region, Postmedia Network; and André Pratte, editorial pages editor of La Presse, talk revenue mixes and models in a shifting media landscape.
Canadian University Press NASH76 conference Day 4
Jan 13, 2014 Every year, CUP hosts a national conference that attracts more than 300 young journalists like you from across the country. Today's topics include: Business journalism; a keynote speech by Edmonton mayor Don Iveson; Pitching for magazines; Writing book reviews; Disaster reporting and a final keynote speech by Sun News Network host Ezra Levant.
Canadian University Press NASH76 conference Day 3
Jan 13, 2014 Every year, CUP hosts a national conference that attracts more than 300 young journalists like you from across the country. Today's topics include: Crime reporting; a keynote speech from Margo Goodhand at the Edmonton Journal and print design.
Canadian University Press NASH76 conference Day 2
Jan 13, 2014 Every year, CUP hosts a national conference that attracts more than 300 young journalists from across the country. Today's topics include: The changing face of mainstream sports journalism; Drone journalism; Social Media in Reporting: Legal Restrictions and Considerations; Who gets a voice? Journalism and social change; and a keynote speech by Mark Coatney of Al Jazeera America.
Canadian University Press NASH76 conference Day 1
Jan 13, 2014 Every year, CUP hosts a national conference that attracts more than 300 young journalists like you from across the country. The key note speaker is Robyn Doolittle, a city hall reporter at the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper. Doolittle has broken some of the most talked about stories in Toronto over the last few years, including a year-and-a-long investigation into the Mayor of Toronto’s substance abuse issues has garnered international attention. Doolittle is now writing her first book, Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story.
2013 CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting
Dec 4, 2013 - 6:45 PM EDT What you don't know CAN hurt you. J-Source, ScribbleLive and CJFE will live blog the 16th annual CJFE Gala featuring stories we would never have known about if people had not risked their jobs, their freedom or even their lives to tell us. This annual event is an opportunity to hear these stories and pay tribute to some of these brave individuals. Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. ET
Scribble Chat: Covering Protests in Real Time Nov 26, 2013 - 12:00 PM EDT While the profession of journalism is reinventing itself seemingly in real-time, the importance of covering protests remains just as true in 2013 as it was 50 years ago. Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges of covering protests Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 12 p.m. ET. Our guests have experience covering protests, from the 2012 student strike in Montreal to the Sammy Yatim rally in Toronto this past summer.(Event cover photo courtesy of Justin Ling)
Toronto’s Watergate? The inside scoop on how the media exposed Rob Ford
Dec 11, 2013 Meet the journalists responsible for the biggest story to ever come out of Toronto City Hall. Hear how they did it and what’s next. This will be a lively panel discussion followed by a Q&A. Participants: Michael Cooke: Editor, Toronto Star; Robyn Doolittle: City Hall Reporter, Toronto Star; Andrew Coyne: Columnist, National Post; Greg McArthur: National Reporter, Globe and Mail. Moderated by Ben Peterson: CEO, Newsana.
Solutions Journalism: Covering Social Innovation
Nov 26, 2013 - 8:45 PM EDT Bad news permeates our media on a daily basis. Heard the one about the crack smoking mayor? But problems need responses and journalists and other media makers need to give equal attention to possible solutions, asking “Who’s solving what and how?”It’s through “solutions journalism” that the public can begin to understand the complexities of the challenges we face and what it will take to address them.How should journalists report on solutions? How can they bring a solution focus to the field? How do they fund it? And what’s the line between solutions journalism and advocacy?Panellists: Peter Klein – Director of UBC Graduate School of Journalism, 60 Minutes Producer; David Beers – Founder, The Tyee Solutions Society; Sam Eifling – Freelance Journalist; Alexandra Gibb – CBC News Vancouver Scholar
The sting of impunity: A live chat with exiled journalist Aaron Berhane Nov 19, 2013 - 12:00 PM EDT CJFE will be holding a live chat with exiled Eritrean journalist Aaron Berhane, now living in Toronto. This event is part of an international campaign against impunity facing journalists, writers, human rights defenders, and others seeking to express themselves.The live chat will be moderated by Susan McClelland, award-winning journalist and author of "The Bite of the Mango." Berhane will discuss his first hand experience with impunity, the perils he faced as a journalist in the most censored country in the world, and his pursuit of free expression in Canada today.
Internships: No pay, no gain?
Nov 28, 2013 Let's talk about internships. Should interns be paid or unpaid? Join this four-member panel in a theoretical discussion: Melanie Coulson, senior editor at The Ottawa Citizen, did an unpaid internship at Chatelaine; Andrew Langille, Toronto lawyer whose research focuses on unpaid youth labour; Anne Lavrih, manager of intern program at 680News; Adam Shalaby, a TDSB high school teacher who did a paid internship at CBC. Thurs. Nov. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. ET
#AfterDeadline: media coverage of Sammy Yatim Nov 7, 2013 - 6:45 PM EDT CAJ Toronto is pleased to announce the first session of our brand new discussion series, #AfterDeadline, which will take place on Nov.7, 2013 at 7 p.m at The Press Club. Our first After Deadline session will examine the media's coverage of the shooting death of #SammyYatim Panelists: CTV Toronto crime reporter TAMARA CHERRY, Toronto Sun columnist JOE WARMINGTON and Toronto Star crime reporter JENNIFER PAGLIARO.
Stephen Brunt Talks Sports Journalism
Nov 7, 2013 Acclaimed writer and commentator Stephen Brunt visits Laurier Brantford to discuss his career, Canadian sports journalism and the relationships between sports, culture, journalism and business. J-Source editor-in-chief Bruce Gillespie and students' lounge editor Mary-Katherine Boss will cover the event live.
Guilty Pleasure or Real News?
Nov 28, 2013 It's driving eyeballs to websites and media organizations love it. From Miley Cyrus to Gwyneth Paltrow, media outlets are betting--for better and for worse--that names in the news will sell. Is celebrity gossip real news or simply “click bait” in the digital universe? To examine this phenomenon, join Malene Arpe, who writes the Toronto Star Stargazing pages; Alison Eastwood, editor-in-chief of Hello! Canada; Jonathan Kay, comment pages editor of the National Post; and Ben Mulroney, anchor of CTV's etalk. The Globe and Mail's senior media writer Simon Houpt moderates. Nov. 28 at 6:30 pm ET.
Question Period Live: Maclean's and J-Source dissect the House of Commons Nov 13, 2013 - 10:21 AM EDT Ever wanted to make sense of all the yelling and bickering in the House of Commons? Maclean's and J-Source team up to pick apart Question Period, the opposition's daily attempt to get answers from the government on the hottest issues of the day. Find out what will make headlines in real time, and what most reporters will completely ignore. You'll learn that there's a method to the political madness. Nov. 6 at 2:15 p.m. ET
Health Journalism: Balanced but Broken
Oct 22, 2013 Trudy Lieberman, past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists in the U.S., will be visiting Winnipeg as a Fulbright Scholar and guest of Lieberman currently covers health and the coverage of health for the Columbia Journalism Review and blogs at She will share her thoughts on health journalism.
The changing relationship between journalism, brands and storytelling
Oct 15, 2013 - 12:00 PM EDT With the power to publish now in the palms of million of hands, what does it mean for the relationship between journalists and the brands whose news they once had a near-monopoly on distribution? And with more brands taking advantage of this fact and moving to tell their own stories and establish their brands as go-to sources of information, what does this mean for news organizations? This week's Scribble Chat with J-Source Future of News editor Ira Basen will look at this relationship, how it has changed in recent years, and how, on a more micro level, journalists have moved into branded content creation roles and why. Basen, a journalist at CBC for more than 25 years, has researched the dynamic nature of these relationships, producing a number of radio documentaries and online pieces for publications such as CBC, The Globe and Mail, and Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 12–1 p.m. ET for a discussion on journalists' relationship with content, brands and marketing, and how it is all changing.
2013 IRE Toronto Watchdog Workshop Day 1
Nov 9, 2013 Investigative Reporters and Editors is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop to Toronto. This training will offer several of our core sessions that will improve your ability to find information on the Web quickly, and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to your daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories. In addition, this workshop will give you tips on bulletproofing stories, digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and much more. This workshop will focus on issues on shared interest between the U.S. and Canada. Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10. Expected speakers include: Kevin Bousquet, Corpa Investigations; Harvey Cashore, CBC Investigative Unit; Sarah Cohen, The New York Times; Robert Cribb, Toronto Star; Steve Doig, Arizona State University; Robyn Doolittle, Toronto Star; Doug Haddix, Ohio State University; Mark Horvit, IRE; David Cay Johnston; Tax Analysts; Anton Koschany, CTV W5; David McKie, CBC TV; Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News; Julian Sher, CBC's fifth estate and Jennifer Wells, Toronto Star. Get the tools and the tricks of the trade that you need to be a better, faster, watchdog journalist.
2013 IRE Toronto Watchdog Workshop Day 2
Nov 10, 2013 Investigative Reporters and Editors is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop to Toronto. This training will offer several of our core sessions that will improve your ability to find information on the Web quickly, and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to your daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories. In addition, this workshop will give you tips on bulletproofing stories, digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and much more. This workshop will focus on issues on shared interest between the U.S. and Canada. Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10. Expected speakers include: Kevin Bousquet, Corpa Investigations; Harvey Cashore, CBC Investigative Unit; Sarah Cohen, The New York Times; Robert Cribb, Toronto Star; Steve Doig, Arizona State University; Robyn Doolittle, Toronto Star; Doug Haddix, Ohio State University; Mark Horvit, IRE; David Cay Johnston; Tax Analysts; Anton Koschany, CTV W5; David McKie, CBC TV; Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News; Julian Sher, CBC's fifth estate and Jennifer Wells, Toronto Star. Get the tools and the tricks of the trade that you need to be a better, faster, watchdog journalist.
CBC annual meeting: How is radio changing?
Oct 23, 2013 - 11:15 AM EDT Join some CBC hosts Matt Galloway, Rebecca Makonnen, Steve Patterson, Jean-Sebastien Bernatchez and Anna Maria Tremonti as they discuss how radio is changing and how new technology is making it easier for Canadians to talk to one another.
Mathew Ingram: Online Journalism: What's different? What's the same?
Oct 21, 2013 The world of journalism and news media is dramatically different than it was five years ago. Today, digital media and traditional media simultaneously compete and feed one another in an evolving hybrid news ecosystem. What is each best at? What mistakes are being made? What lessons learned? And what are the factors we should be paying attention to as we try to understand what is driving news and business decisions today? GigaOm senior writer Mathew Ingram will share his insight into these and other issues at the next Third Tuesday #3TYOW.
Live Chat: Best Practices in Live Election Coverage Oct 8, 2013 - 11:00 AM EDT Now more than ever before, readers are hungry for all the nitty-gritty details of politics and elections. With real-time content, you're guaranteed to keep them engaged. This week's ScribbleLive discussion is about covering elections in real-time, with best practices, tips and ideas. Four reporters from four different countries will share their experiences. This week's panel features: Lukas Martin from T-Online (Germany), CBC's Kady O'Malley (Canada), the New York Daily News' Celeste Katz (U.S.A.), and Jürgen Streihammer from Die Presse (Austria). Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. EST.
The Coveted Journey: From Journalist to Bestselling Author
Oct 22, 2013 It’s no secret that many journalists have a book manuscript tucked away. Or a great idea for the great Canadian novel. But rare is the journalist who achieves big-time commercial success beyond the newsroom. Linwood Barclay, the former Toronto Star humour columnist turned author of suspense novels, and Lisa Gabriele, the former showrunner at CBC’s Dragons’ Den who found success with an erotic novel first published under a pseudonym (now turned into a trilogy), talk about the journey from journalist to bestselling author in this discussion with Jared Bland, books editor at The Globe and Mail.
Live Chat: Age of WikiLeaks
Oct 9, 2013 It was one of the most-talked-about films at the Toronto International Film Festival and now The Fifth Estate, the blockbuster movie about the controversial Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks saga is going into wide release. Join the Postmedia live chat as we discuss Assange, his maverick site and how they changed the dissemination of information in the media age — all set against a backdrop of espionage, international intrigue and political secrets. On our panel: Dwayne Winseck, a professor at Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication with a cross-appointment at the Institute of Political Economy who has expertise in media regulation and policy, privacy and propaganda; and Paul Levinson, a Fordham University professor who comments widely on social media, news, popular culture and major motion pictures. His op-eds have apppeared in several newspapers and he was named one of Twitter's top 10 "High Fliers" by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Be a part of our discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. ET.
How to succeed at long-form live blogging Oct 1, 2013 - 10:59 AM EDT When most people think of real-time reporting, they typically think of breaking news that's bookmarked very clearly by space and time: something happens, short posts come in to fill in the blanks, the story ends. But what happens when a story is on-going and has no end in sight? Or if you replace those short updates with robust, article-length posts? This week's Scribble Chat will delve into the world of long-form liveblogging. Why have editors been experimenting with this narrative form, why has it been working and how can you add it to your storytelling quiver? We'll be joined by 3 panelists who've had much success with long-tail real-time reporting to share their views: Margarita Noreiga, editor of live news for Reuters; Chris Dannen, senior editor at FastCo.Labs; and Rachel Pulfer, executive director of Journalists for Human Rights.
Tom Rosenstiel on the future of news
Oct 10, 2013 Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, will give a talk at Carleton University titled: "So you want to know the future of news? Ask the Audience." Rosenstiel is co-author of The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect and the newly-released The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century. He is a renowned author, journalist,researcher and media critic. Before joining the American Press Institute in January 2013, he was founder and for 16 years director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center in Washington D.C.
Beyond the Headlines: Have the Media Treated Mayor Ford Fairly?
Sep 27, 2013 A video that allegedly shows the Mayor of Canada’s largest city smoking crack cocaine has generated headlines around the world. News of the video, which was not produced by the journalists, has also raised questions – some of them for the first time in Canada – on the way in which journalists gather and report on people and events. A panel with Toronto Star investigative reporter Kevin Donovan, Postmedia columnist Christie Blatchford, Grid senior editor Edward Keenan, and Ryerson journalism professor Lisa Taylor, will look beyond the headlines of this watershed moment to discuss the media’s treatment of Mayor Ford, who has not acknowledged the allegations, and the broader implications for society.
Raising the bar on health policy reporting
Oct 9, 2013 - 7:15 PM EDT Featuring Trudy Lieberman, past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists in the U.S. and guest of the Evidence Network of Canadian Health Policy, along with Globe and Mail public health reporter André Picard. The Forum will explore topics such as public health reporting and how it serves the public interest; how research evidence is used by journalists in reporting; and what researchers can do to support evidence-based reporting.
Live blog: Disruption in the Newsroom
Sep 24, 2013 There’s no question that the disruptive effect of the web is felt by the media industry. As we continue hearing declarations such as ‘the writing’s on the wall’ and ‘companies are going over the cliff’, news outlets are working hard to adapt to change. In this discussion, we’ll sit down with three of the most innovative minds in Canadian media to explore how their organizations are getting in front of this massive wave of change. The moderator is Kim Fox, ScribbleLive’s Scribble Market Content Director and the panellists are , David Skok, director of digital, for Global News, Anjali Kapoor, director of News Strategy at The Globe and Mail, and Kenny Yum, managing editor at AOL Canada, where he oversees HuffPost Canada, and AOL’s other editorial properties.
Live blog: How to get your dream internship in a newsroom
Oct 1, 2013 - 11:19 AM EDT As journalism students gear up for internship interviews, J-Source is hosting a live chat with hiring experts in newsrooms. Here's your opportunity to ask questions of Valerie Casselton, managing editor at The Vancouver Sun, Ruth Zowdu, executive producer of Radio Current Affairs at CBC Ottawa, Patricia Lonergan, managing editor of 11 Metroland community newspapers in the Ottawa region, and Lora Grady, assistant editor at Chatelaine. Sept. 26 at 1 p.m ET. Send us your questions to or tweet us @jsource.
Covering the Boston Marathon bombings in real-time Sep 17, 2013 - 12:00 PM EDT The Boston Marathon bombings and Watertown manhunt challenged real-time reporting and the people who produce live coverage. Between the trauma, mixed reports, faulty tweets, photos rushed to publication and people rushing to find loved ones – how did they discern what's right? And how did they make that decision when mere seconds separated them from their competition? This week's chat brings's Adrienne Lavidor-Berman, WCVB's Neil Ungerleider and the Toronto Star's Lesley Ciarula Taylor together to discuss how they covered the tragedy in real-time – what they'd do again, what they'd change and what they learned.
Live blog from Ryerson University: Journalism: How It’s Done, Where It’s Headed
Oct 5, 2013 Ryerson and journalism: the next 60 years Panelists: Glenn Garnett, Kenny Yum, Marissa Nelson and Elizabeth Renzetti with David Skok moderating. 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. New technologies and business practices are transforming the news media and their relationship to our society. At this keynote morning session, visionary Ryerson alumni will consider the pivotal choices facing both the industry and a journalism school that's proud of its past and determined to keep its graduates' prospects bright. Working and living the news Panelists: Robyn Doolittle, Heather Mallick, Mary Nersessian and Waubgeshig Rice with Jim Sheppard moderating. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tweeting, texting, live-blogging, shooting, writing, re-topping, all day and into the night – a working journalist’s life has changed dramatically in just a few years. A panel of recent and not-so-recent grads map the shape and challenges of a journalist's career and working life today. Old trade, new tricks Panelists: Julia Belluz, Peter Cowan, James Mirtle and Gagandeep Ghuman with Piya Chattopadhyay moderating. 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Some parts of journalism haven’t changed in centuries; others change constantly. These four alumni, who practise different types of reporting, share how they are stretching journalism into new shapes and styles.
Live blog: Political reporting in real-time Sep 10, 2013 No longer is Parliamentary procedure or City Council restricted to those who can physically be in the room; no more is 24-hour television news your only option for tracking the latest on election night. Say hello to real-time digital content. Social media and other live, real-time-updating technologies have changed the political process in many ways. That's what we're here to talk about. Join us for a live chat from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET with Nick Taylor-Vaisey of Maclean's magazine and Jon Gordon of Minnesota Public Radio, where we'll talk about how social media has changed politics and political reporting and how they are engaging with new audiences in new ways.
Everything you need to know about court reporting in real-time Aug 27, 2013 - 11:15 AM EDT Is reporting on court cases in real-time in the public interest, or does it have the potential to do more harm than good? How does adding a real-time element change the role of a court reporter? What are the legal limitations around reporting directly from inside the courtroom? Regardless of how you slice it, court reporting is complicated – but especially so in real-time. For this week's Scribble Chat, we'll be tackling these issues and more. Will we conclude the whole damn system's out of order? Join the discussion to find out.
CJF J-Talk - Gawking, Gossip and Crowdfunding: Is this the New Journalism?
Sep 23, 2013 John Cook, editor-in-chief of Gawker, in conversation with Jeffrey Dvorkin, program director of the journalism program at the University of Toronto Scarborough and media ethics commentator.
Ontario Press Council hearings Sep 24, 2013 The Ontario Press Council will hold two separate hearings in September to investigate complaints that the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail reported on the Ford family in an irresponsible, unethical manner. The Globe and Mail will defend its use of anonymous sources for an investigative piece by Greg McArthur and Shannon Kari that looked into Mayor Rob Ford’s family's alleged drug dealings. The Star has been called to respond to complaints about an article the newspaper ran about a video that allegedly showed Ford smoking crack. That article was written by city hall reporter Robyn Doolittle and investigative reporter Kevin Donovan.
Real-time content in journalism school Aug 13, 2013 - 1:00 PM EDT As real-time content becomes increasingly important in the world of journalism, professors are embracing the digital world and bringing liveblogs into the classroom. It can be intimidating using new programs to create content for students and professors alike. How are professors integrating real-time content into their courses? How is teaching this medium impacting students' abilities to find a job after graduation? These are just some of the questions we'll be asking our expert panelists during this chat.
The changing world of real-time sports reporting Aug 6, 2013 - 12:00 PM EDT Sport reporting has always been at the forefront of real-time journalism – live match reports have been there since the beginning and are still what people associate most with liveblogs. How is the internet affecting the world of sports reporting and what do journalists have to do to keep up and keep fans coming back to their site? That's what our panelists – a social media editor for Sky Sports, multimedia journalist from ARD and beat reporter for the St Louis Post Dispatch – are up against today.
Are journalists keeping up with real-time journalism? Jul 23, 2013 Panelists will discuss how they led the charge on educating staff and seeking out those with the latest skills. Guests are Steve Buttry (Digital First Media), Shauna Rempel (Toronto Star) and Teryl Franklin (Wisconsin State Journal).
Real-time ethics Jul 16, 2013 Guests: Craig Silverman,founder and editor of Regret the Error and adjunct faculty at Poynter Institute; J-Source's Mary McGuire, online journalism professor at Carleton University who's research focuses on the use of Twitter to cover high-profile court cases; and Lauren Johnston, digital editorial director for New York Daily News (where she was in charge of Hurricane Sandy coverage) and adjunct professor in online journalism at St. John's University.
Live-blog: Worldviews 2013 Global Trends in Media and Higher Education
Jun 21, 2013 "How do media cover higher education issues – locally and around the globe? How does coverage shape public perceptions? Does the academy look in media’s mirror to see itself? Can the academy help the press translate complex issues into accessible stories? Let’s talk about it." Eric Mark Do covers the event.
CBC journalists detained in Turkey Jun 12, 2013 - 9:42 PM EDT Two CBC foreign correspondents have been detained by Turkish police while covering protests in Istanbul near Taksim Square. CBC News says Sasa Petricic and Derek Stoffel have not been harmed.
Live blog: Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards
Jun 13, 2013 David Carr will accept the honorary tribute on behalf of The New York Times at the 16th Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards, Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran and Amanda Lang , senior business correspondent for CBC News and co-anchor of The Lang & O'Leary Exchange, will be among those recognizing journalistic excellence at the 16th Annual CJF Awards on June 13 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. #CJFawards
Live blog of National Magazine Awards Jun 7, 2013
RTDNA Canada - The Association of Electronic Journalists National Conference Jun 14, 2013 - 10:00 AM EDT Sessions include: A state of the union roundtable with the top News Executives in Canada; Reporting on Suicide; Dumbing Down Media; Fair Dealing and Copyright; Social Media: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Live blog: Society of Professional Obituary Writers 2013 Conference Jun 8, 2013 A full day conference on the future of obituaries, how writers handle suicide, and the the myths about obituary writing. Speakers: SPOW president Andy Meacham, Toronto Star columnist Catherine Porter and Sandra Martin, senior feature writer at The Globe and Mail and author of Working the Dead Beat
MagNet2013 conference: Breaking the Rules of Online Publishing—Tyee Style Jun 7, 2013 Let a West Coast media rebel teach you the dos and don’ts for online editing and presence—and show you how throwing those ideas out the window can sometimes be the best way to go. David Beers from The Tyee will go through his rules to live by in the online publishing world, and reveal case by case how his online news magazine has found success by breaking them. Learn what makes The Tyee’s practices unique among online publications, and how those differences have made a big name for this “feisty one online.”
MagNet2013 conference: Health, Science and Medical Writing with Accuracy Jun 6, 2013 Writing about health and science matters can be very delicate and very rewarding—and it’s critical to make sure your work is factual, up-to-date and in line with privacy and ethical concerns. In this important session, three distinguished writers who have years of experience in health and medical communications, reporting and journalism will discuss some of the rules and responsibilities that you must pay special attention to in this unique subject area. Panellists: Julia Belluz Senior Editor - Medical Post; Teri Morrison, Freelance Writer and Editor; Roberta Staley, Freelance Writer and Editor. Moderator: Laurie Jennings, Executive Editor - Chatelaine.
MagNet2013 conference: Generating Publicity—the Right Way Jun 6, 2013 It’s getting harder and harder to stand out on a busy and increasingly rare newsstand, so finding alternate ways to get attention is a must. How do you get blogs, newswires, talk shows and other media to pick up on your unique brand and editorial content? How can you trigger—in a way that benefits you—that tasty earned media that gets readers’ notice and sells copies? Find out how magazines large and small are breaking through the noise to get their message out across the wires. Speakers: Matthew Blackett, Publisher - Spacing; Drew Nelles, Editor-in-Chief - Maisonneuve; Anne O'Hagan Executive Director, Integrated Communications - Zoomer Magazine. Moderator: Graham Scott, Managing Editor - Canadian Business
Face-off: Are We Getting What We Deserve From Sports Reporters?
May 23, 2013 - 6:26 PM EDT Where does the truth lie when pro players and reporters work for the same big company? When players and teams can communicate directly with fans on Twitter, what’s left for sports journalists? When sports reporting requires a detailed knowledge of economics, is the story still about the game? Join Steve Maich, publisher and editor-in-chief of Sportsnet magazine, Carly Agro, host and reporter for CBC Sports, Bruce Kidd, champion runner and University of Toronto sports expert, and moderator Bruce Dowbiggin, sports journalist and broadcaster, for a discussion on the challenges facing sports journalism.
J-Source live blog of #CAJ2013 Day 3 May 6, 2013
CAJ Conference live blog Day 2 May 7, 2013
CAJ Conference live blog Day 1 May 3, 2013
International Journalism Festival #IJF13 liveblog Apr 24, 2013 - 10:00 AM EDT Free English feed of the IJF13 from Perugia, Italy, 24-28th April 2013. The festival lineup includes: Harper Reed, Mathew Ingram,Yoani Sanchez and Emily Bell.
Women in Digital Journalism Apr 20, 2013 Join a panel of leading Vancouver news media journalists in an engaging discussion on the future of online journalism and women's role in the evolution of media. This session is sponsored by the SFU new media journalism certificate program. 1 p.m. PST
CJF J-Talk: The Walking Dead: Do Traditional Art Critics Have a Future?
May 2, 2013 With armchair art and theatre critics proliferating online, media cutbacks reducing the number of those who critique for a living, and celebrity news trumping cultural coverage, is the relevance of the traditional art and theatre critic less--or greater--than it once was? This discussion explores the Internet's impact on art criticism, and what it means for the arts and its audiences. Join Ben Brantley, chief theatre critic, The New York Times; Robert Cushman, theatre arts critic, The National Post; Peter Schjeldahl, arts critic, The New Yorker; and moderator Sara Angel, visual arts journalist and Trudeau Doctoral Scholar at the University of Toronto's Department of Art.
CJF J-Talk with Tyler Brûlé
Apr 24, 2013 This journalist-turned-entrepreneur is the chairman of brand and design agency Winkreative and editor-in-chief of Monocle, an ever-expanding global media venture encompassing a magazine, video and audio programming via the web, a biannual newspaper, cafés, and shops both online and on the ground. Join Tyler Brûlé as he talks about Monocle's business model, the state of journalism, and the importance of design.
Atkinson 2013: Toronto Star's Michelle Shephard on reporting about security Apr 11, 2013 - 12:45 PM EDT Michelle Shephard, a Ryerson grad and Toronto Star security reporter, will share her experiences of reporting abroad and at home on security and terrorism.
TRADIGITAL Live chat: Exploring the expanding role of digital journalism in traditional media Apr 8, 2013 - 10:00 AM EDT Have a question about digital journalism in the world of traditional media? Here's your chance to ask. Panel includes: Mathew Ingram, Senior Writer, GigaOM; Andrew Yates, Senior Producer of Social Media and Community,; Terry Weber, Reporter,; Melanie Coulson, Senior Editor,; Christine Chubb, Reporter/Editor, Follow the Tradigital live chat here on J-Source and submit your questions below. You can also submit your questions via Twitter using the hashtag #tradigital. Join us April 8, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT for the live discussion.
Canadian Press Reporters Discuss Ralph Klein And Media Coverage Of The Man Apr 5, 2013 - 12:46 PM EDT Canadian Press reporters share their memories of former Alberta premier Ralph Klein, who died March 29, 2013 at the age of 70.
Notes from a changing China: A talk by Globe and Mail's Mark MacKinnon Apr 3, 2013 The Carleton School of Journalism and Communication presents the 2013 Kesterton Lecture “Notes from a Changing China,” a talk by Mark MacKinnon, Beijing Correspondent for The Globe and Mail. Melanie Coulson covers the talk for J-Source.
CJF J-Talk: How Social Media is Changing Politics and Reporting
Mar 27, 2013 - 6:18 PM EDT Social media gives politicians more access to reporters. But is the public losing out on the conversation? Do politicians have more or less control of their message? Does it help reporters strengthen their political sources? J-Source will cover the two back-to-back panels with politicians and political reporters discussing how social media is changing the way they work in Ottawa.
SAJA Talk: How are South Asian stories covered in the newsroom Mar 21, 2013 It’s 2013. Visible minorities are 50% of the GTA population. What impact has this had in the coverage of stories that fall outside what is considered "the mainstream?" Are the shootings at the Sikh gurdwara in the U.S., Tamil protests in Toronto or the Shafia murders treated like any other story or treated as stories about a specific community? Who does the reporting and does ethnic background make a difference in reporting style? Panellists - Stewart Bell from the National Post, Nicholas Davis from the CBC and Noor Javed from the Toronto Star. Moderator: Rita Trichur from the Globe and Mail. Eric Mark Do covers the talk for J-Source.
CJFE Online Q&A: Digital privacy and free expression Mar 12, 2013 - 6:00 PM EDT How does your right to privacy impact your right to free expression? The relationship between these two rights can sometimes seem like a balancing act. What kinds of difficult decisions do journalists face in deciding what private information to hyperlink to, or publish? With so many questions, we decided to put you directly in touch with some experts. Join us for our Q&A and have your questions answered live! Panelists: Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and Wilf Dinnick, Founding Editor and CEO of OpenFile with moderator Jesse Brown, technology affairs critic, & Toronto Life magazine How to participate? Ask your questions on Twitter using the hashtag #CJFElive, or submit them directly here on the live blog.
CJF J-Talk: The Twitter Effect: Is Journalism Still Able to Get it Right? (Also: The J-Source Newsperson of the Year winner announcement) Feb 28, 2013 - 6:20 PM EDT A CJF J-Talk with Andy Carvin, Mathew Ingram, Esther Enkin and Kathy English on the issues surrounding real-time reporting. After the event, we reveal the winner of the J-Source Newsperson of the Year Award. Check out the profiles of each of the shortlisted nominees on
DFM Live Chat: Laura and Chris Amico of Homicide Watch Feb 6, 2013 Digital First Media is chatting with the founder/editor and developer of Homicide Watch, the community-oriented news site that tracks every homicide in D.C.

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