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Is Fake News the New Propaganda?
Jun 13, 2017 In conjunction with the Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Star, as part of the Star Talks and CJF J-Talks series. 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.A bookseller will be present at this event and the author will be signing. Credit, debit and cash accepted.
2017 CJF Awards
Jun 8, 2017 The CJF Awards is an evening dedicated to celebrating excellence in journalism. The CJF runs an annual awards program and supports recognition programs run by other organizations.
Local News Journalism Conference: On the Beat: Police and Local News
Jun 4, 2017 Moderator: Chris Waddell, Carleton UniversityGavin Adamson, Ryerson University"Putting 'if it bleeds it ledes' to the test"Everyone in the news industry (and most readers) know the phrase, “if it bleeds it ledes,” but this paper puts it to the test in the social and digital contexts of news. This paper describes the statistical link between crime stories and reading and sharing habits. The correlation study shows that stories that contain terms such as “knife”, “crime”, “gun”, “law” and “violence” are read more frequently, but that readers spend no more time on the page than they do average articles and do not tend to share these stories via social networks more than average. The study uses web analytics data from several local newsrooms and includes a literature review about crime as a news topic and its implications. The analysis is considered in the context of the sociology of news, as well as uses and gratifications theory.Romayne Smith Fullerton, University of Western Ontario and Maggie Jones Patterson, Duquesne University"How reporters in Dublin, Ireland resist ‘The Assimilation Shadow” of British press practices"Local or community-based journalism practices are under siege globally. Dublin in the early 2000s was no different. Pressured by the internet and the arrival of British tabloids, Irish media moved away from their long-standing tradition of rarely naming a suspect until trial and not circulating photographs of an accused in shackles or coming to or from jail. Working from data collected in interviews with journalists in 2012, this paper considers how the Irish pushed back against the British tabloid invasion and instituted their own code of acceptable journalistic behaviours. What is at stake and what could be lost? What are the values of upholding community standards in the face of globalizing sameness? Could the Irish approach work elsewhere?Lisa Taylor, Ryerson University"Policing the police: The role of local journalism in keeping law enforcement accountable to the communities they serve"Until very recently, releasing identifying information in fatalities investigations was, traditionally, a matter of course for Canadian police; that information was often the logical starting point for journalists seeking to answer basic questions of legitimate public interest. This practice is changing, however – a change that strikes at the heart of our constitutional guarantee of press freedom, negating the news media’s role in society and virtually ignoring the fact that a crime is a wrong committed against not just an individual, but society as a whole. Taylor is currently working with an industry partner that has shared data documenting its efforts to elicit this type of identifying information from police, as well as the denials its journalists face and the reasons these denials are given. There is no scholarly literature that explores this precise issue, despite the fact that it is of fundamental importance to journalists and their publics.Bailey Gerrits, Queen’s University"Local news arm of the law?"Local news coverage of crime relies on police information, and this source-media relationship influences the discursive construction of gender-based crimes such as domestic violence. Previous research suggests that police-media relations often asymmetrically favour the police, while retaining a degree of healthy tension. The relationship, and domestic violence news, is shifting, however, as many Canadian local newspapers are shrinking, while police communications professionalize and increase their capacity. Comparing two medium-sized city media landscapes, this paper explores how police influence local newspaper reporting on domestic violence, shifting police-media relations and its influence on crime reporting practices. The paper interweaves content and discourse analysis of news reports in daily newspapers from 2014 to 2016 with semi-structured interviews with police communications officials, local news reporters and editors. The evidence suggests that not only do police communications officials influence how domestic violence is covered, but also whether or not it’s covered at all.
Local News Journalism Conference: Know Thy Neighbor: Local News as a Tool for Overcoming Difference
Jun 4, 2017 Moderator: Amira Elghawaby, National Council of Canadian MuslimsChelby Marie Daigle, Muslim LinkThis presentation will explore the challenge of managing diversity, equity and inclusion in the context of a small Muslim Canadian publication. While a lot of work has been done in identifying the biases and blind spots of mainstream Western media, less is known about how biases, blind spots and more serious issues of systemic discrimination manifest themselves within Muslim community publications. By discussing her personal journey with the publication Muslim Link, reflections on other Muslim-led publications, the role of personal social media networks and the relationship between community media and mainstream local media, Daigle will offer insights into how each of us have a role to play in ensuring that local and community media do a better job at reflecting the diversity and complexity of our communities.Ishmael Daro, BuzzFeedDaro will discuss the importance of local news to national news organizations. Without good, accurate local news, it’s difficult for newsrooms in big cities like Toronto or Ottawa to know what’s happening in communities across the country. The loss of robust local news coverage also means losing a lot of positive news stories. Not everything has to be doom and gloom, but that is often what makes it onto the national radar. By telling positive stories, journalist can help break down stereotypes and bring people together.Naheed Mustafa, Producer, writer and broadcasterAll news is local news. Journalists can’t get at the core of the story without having some idea of the local milieu. Stories are told by going granular. This is particularly telling in that we all acknowledge coverage of Muslims and their issues is lacking because reporters don’t generally know what’s happening at the local level. Not only is there a gap in information about what people are actually talking about, outsiders conclude that no one is talking at all. That’s how we end up with stupid views like “Muslims never condemn terrorism,” for example. It also paints an erroneous picture that there is no intellectual debate happening, or that conversations are not dynamic at the local level in diverse communities. By the time you move up to national/international voices, the nuance and depth are gone.Steven Zhou, The Islamic MonthlyNewspapers used to focus primarily on cities – that is, local news. Every aspect of urban life was covered, no matter how unsexy. Today’s breakdown of this structure means, at least in part, that this equal prioritization is totally disturbed. Online platforms can’t generate enough funds to pay one or two journalists full time to cover “trivial” topics, so they prioritize the sexier stuff instead. This will hurt our future coverage of minority communities, which were already neglected by traditional outlets. Moreover, Muslims will lose out on a lot. There’s already an emphasis on national security reporting (a needed category to be sure) and of other post-9/11 issues, but there won’t be consistent local coverage of Muslim communities in any systemic way. Papers will have to rely on poorly paid freelancers for this kind of thing – if they even bother checking for those pitches in their stuffed-up inboxes.
Local News Journalism Conference: Greater than the sum of its parts: Strategies for strengthening local news ecosystems: A lunch talk with Josh Stearns
Jun 3, 2017 Josh Stearns, associate director of the Democracy Fund’s Public Square Program, will present a conceptual framework for understanding local news ecosystems and offer concrete strategies for strengthening the health and sustainability of local news and information. Where there once was a thriving news industry dominated locally by big newspapers and TV stations, he observes, there are now struggling news ecosystems made up of small pieces loosely joined. As such, the health of a news ecosystem used to be rooted in the stability of a few big newsrooms, but today healthy news ecosystems are more diverse and dynamic. If we are to support a vibrant and healthy news ecosystem, we have to attend not only to the health of individual newsrooms but also strengthen the connections between them.
Local News Journalism Conference: Does Local News Matter? Tales From the Trenches
Jun 3, 2017 Moderator: Asmaa Malik, Ryerson UniversityKristy Hess, Deakin UniversityLocal news is gaining increasing traction in academic scholarship on a global scale as news media reassess their place in the digital terrain. Understanding local journalism and why it matters is an important component to broader understandings of news and journalism. Hess will provide an overview of the role of local news in western democracies, including key concepts, the importance of local news to our daily lives and the challenges and practicesunique to the local level, from business models to the power that comes from connecting people to others and to place.James Gordon, Municipal councillor, City of GuelphThe 149-year-old Guelph Mercury, one of the oldest daily newspapers in Canada, published its last edition in January 2016. The day before the closure, readers gathered outside the Mercury’s newsroom to hug staff, thank reporters and even embrace the building. James Gordon, who is a city councillor for the community of 130,000, reflects on the state of local news in the post-Mercury era. In the absence of a news outlet that provides balanced coverage, he says, the loudest voices – rather than the most reasoned – prevail.Brian Lambie, President, Redbrick CommunicationsMedia Relations Contact, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)Media is changing as traditional providers compete with social media. News moves faster. Less time and fewer resources are available for research. Communities are losing traditional news sources. A few urban centres receive intense coverage, while the majority of communities receive relatively little. The local news vacuum is being filled by new forms of media, with different rules, values and expectations. Attribution is often anonymous and advocacy and marketing can masquerade as objective news. Out of necessity, governments and businesses are responding by publishing their own news independently.Knia Singh J.D., Community activistKnia Singh, past president and co-founder of the Osgoode Society Against Institutional Injustice, is currently articling at the firm of Dallas Criminal Defence in Toronto. His fight to end random police checks that have disproportionately targeted Black and Indigenous men involved launching a constitutional challenge and a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario complaint. In his role as a “go to” source for journalists writing about racial profiling by police, he has observed first-hand how local news coverage can play a role in changing perceptions, police practices and government policy.
Local News Journalism Conference: Understanding Local Journalism: An Overview
Jun 3, 2017 **Event is free and open to both registrants and non-registrants**RCC 204, Rogers Communications CentreModerator: Jaigris Hodson, Royal Roads UniversityApril Lindgren, Ryerson UniversityThese are challenging times for local news media in Canada. Local broadcast and print newsrooms have been hit by cutbacks, consolidations and closures and many digital-first news sites are struggling to survive. Research on local “news poverty” from The Local News Research Project illustrates the extent to which local news is at risk and available unevenly across Canada.Colette Brin, Université LavalIn Quebec, weekly newspapers are traditionally an important source of local and regional news. In the past few years, however, dozens of these publications have closed or merged. Online initiatives, meanwhile, are relatively rare and concentrated in Montreal. Newspaper owners are now asking for public funding to weather the storm and appealing to advertisers to “buy local.” The Centre d’études sur les médias is documenting changes to the Quebec media landscape.Damian Radcliffe, University of Oregon / Cardiff UniversityLocal news is important to audiences, communities and the wider media ecosystem, but fundamental long-term issues remain in terms of sustainability (financial and human), relationships with big media and keeping abreast of changes in audience behaviors and expectations. Although the American and British markets are very different, a number of common challenges remain. This session will explore some of the main similarities and differences to local news provision on both sides of the Atlantic.Michelle Ferrier, Ohio UniversityWhile the media landscape has shifted over the past 10 years with the development of hyperlocal online news sites, in the United States we find these hyperlocals are growing in high income/high education communities, mirroring the class journalism employed by legacy media. Ferrier will discuss strategies to jump-start local coverage in media deserts, including community engagement approaches to building trust and inclusive journalism strategies.
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; 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.Taibbi's book, along with the latest books from our other speakers, will be available for purchase at the event.
#CAJ17: Q&A with Justin Brake Apr 29, 2017 Imagine you follow a story and it ultimately lands you in a courtroom. That's what happened to Justin Brake, reporter and editor of The Independent in Labrador, when he was reporting on Muskrat Falls last fall. This Q&A explores what happened and the consequence of his editorial decision to keep covering a story no matter where it was happening.
#CAJ17: Interviewing tips Apr 28, 2017 From convincing people to go on-record about emotionally difficult topics, to cutting through a seasoned politician's spin, get tips from those who do it best: Shannon Proudfoot, Robyn Doolittle, and David Akin.
#CAJ17: Diversity in Canadian media Apr 28, 2017 - 1:44 PM EDT Canadian journalists are covering a cascade of social issues, from Black Lives Matter protests to the inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women. Reporters are coming across disturbing cases of Islamophobia and uplifting stories of communities embracing newcomers. Three journalists with a range of life experience and reporting—Manisha Krishnan, Amira Elghawaby, and Francine Compton—will discuss Canadian media's shortfalls and successes, while offering practical advice to better cover our diverse society.
#CAJ17 Keynote: Melanie Joly
Apr 28, 2017 Keynote with Heritage Minister Melanie Joly
#CAJ17: How to get hired Apr 29, 2017 A good cover letter and resume will get you in the door. Find out what you need to do—and avoid—from two people who hire journalists. Karyn Pugliese is APTN's executive editor of news and current affairs, and Ruth Zowdu is managing editor of CBC Ottawa.
#CAJ17: Global Freedom of Expression Apr 29, 2017 Many journalists face grievous threats to their freedom of expression and safety. In some countries, journalists are routinely vilified by the state. In extreme cases, journalists are jailed, physically harmed or killed. This panel, which includes journalists Luis Horacio Nájera, Kennedy Jawoko and Arzu Yildiz, takes us to the front lines of the fight for free speech and journalism under duress in Mexico, South Sudan and Turkey.Twitter: #CAJglobal
#CAJ17: Harassment online Apr 28, 2017 Thanks to social media, people can easily send journalists suggestions and critiques. But they can also send threats and reveal personal information. Shannon Proudfoot, Holly Moore and Manisha Krishnan, journalists who have experienced intense racist and sexist attacks, will explain how they coped—and what they wish they'd known beforehand. A prominent anti-harassment activist, Julie S. Lalonde, will offer practical advice on how reporters can keep themselves safe—as well as their sources.
What To Be, or Not To Be: The Public Broadcaster's Dilemma
Apr 20, 2017 In an increasingly fractured, crowded and competitive media environment, what is the role of the public broadcaster when it comes to news? How to attract a new generation of audiences and retain existing ones? What experiments bode well for the future of news?Join us for this discussion exploring 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.
CIGI Media Panel: Reporting the Refugee Crisis
Apr 3, 2017 The global refugee crisis has reached record levels, with more than 20 million people around the world forced to leave their countries. And while the number of refugees continues to grow, international responses have not kept up. As governments and institutions continue to look for bold new ways to respond to this crisis, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in collaboration with Carleton University’s Journalism Program, has asked some of Canada’s top journalists and writers to talk about their experiences and challenges reporting on the refugee crisis around the world.Policy Options Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Ditchburn will moderate a lively discussion with stories from abroad and at home with:Margaret Evans, Europe Correspondent, CBCMark MacKinnon, Senior International Correspondent, Globe and MailNaheed Mustafa, freelance writer, broadcaster and producer; OpenCanada contributorMichael Petrou, 2017 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellow; OpenCanada contributorMichelle Shephard, National Security Reporter, Toronto Star
Writing robots, fake news and the future of journalism
Mar 30, 2017 How emerging technologies and disruptive business models can further shape the industry. PANELISTS: Shannon Busta, Distributed and Emerging Platform Strategist at the Globe and Mail. Shannon spends much of her time thinking about, and experimenting with, Instagram for news, chatbots, and newsletters. Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Canada for Facebook and Instagram. He leads both platforms' public policy efforts in Canada, facilitating an ongoing dialogue with the policy and public affairs communities on a broad range of issues that impact the Internet sector. Michael Gruzuk, Director of News and Digital at Vice Media. Michael had a long career with CBC, and was executive producer of special programming for CBC News before joining Vice. Jesse Hirsh, a researcher, artist, and public speaker based in Toronto, Canada. His research interests focus largely on the intersection of technology and politics, in particular artificial intelligence, media, and democracy.
No Safe Space: Harassment of Women in Media
Mar 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. Join Manisha Krishnan, senior writer for VICE Canada; Heather Mallick, columnist with the Toronto Star; and Janet McFarland, business reporter with The Globe and Mail, for this discussion on 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 will be moderated by Piya Chattopadhyay, host of CBC Radio’s Out in the Open.
Politics and Democracy in America
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 features 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, moderates this discussion about the role of journalists in these uncertain times.
Bleeding Red Ink: The Future of Canadian Journalism
Feb 2, 2017 Join us on February 2 as we examine the future of the media in Canada. The media has long come under scrutiny and financial instability with increased competition and declining advertising revenues, and it is argued that a decline in Canadian owned media equates to an assault on Canadian sovereignty.
Finding A Way Forward: The Changing Ways Canadians Get Their News
Jan 26, 2017 How are Canadians getting their news, and whom do they trust to provide it? How do perceptions differ between social media and mainstream news organizations? Does the government have a role in aiding struggling news outlets? The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in partnership with the Public Policy Forum (PPF), explores Canadians’ attitudes towards the media in a public opinion poll, conducted by Earnscliffe Strategy Group for PPF’s study on News, Democracy, Policy and Truth.To explore what the results mean for the future of news in Canada, Christopher Waddell, associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University and a member of the CJF Board, will be in conversation with Edward Greenspon, president and CEO of the Public Policy Forum; Allan Gregg, principal with Earnscliffe Strategy Group; and April Lindgren, associate professor at Ryerson University School of Journalism and principal investigator for the Local News Research Project. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a town hall format.
Digital or Bust? The Future of Magazines
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? Join 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, for this conversation on the challenges facing magazines.
From the Margins to the Mainstream: What's Next for Digital Disruptors
Nov 15, 2016 Established online in the last decade, they were media's "new kids on the block"—digital disruptors that carved their own niches within the traditional media landscape and were hailed as either saviours or saboteurs: BuzzFeed, with its listicles and viral content; VICE, with its rebel millennial voice and muckraking videos; and Twitter, a platform for citizen journalism, live reporting and feedback, along with free, sharable content. Now with a strong foothold in the Canadian media industry, what are the challenges and obstacles these digital disruptors face?Join Michael Gruzuk, director of news and digital content for VICE Canada; Jennifer Hollett, head of news and government for Twitter Canada; Craig Silverman, editor of BuzzFeed Canada; and moderator Simon Houpt, senior media writer with The Globe and Mail.
Beyond Missing and Murdered Women: Covering Indigenous Communities
Nov 3, 2016 - 6:40 PM EDT It's 2016: Has coverage of Indigenous issues shifted from niche media to the mainstream? In addition to several news organizations’ award-winning reportage on missing and murdered indigenous women, ground-level changes—such as the creation of dedicated beats, units, internships and university courses—are intended to bring greater awareness to the history and challenges faced by the Indigenous community. Does this signal progress and hope for sustained coverage for a community traditionally underserved by the media? Join 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), for a conversation on the state of the media on Indigenous affairs in Canada's new era of truth and reconciliation. Ahead of the event, take a look at JHR's report Buried Voices: Changing Tones, an examination of media coverage of Indigenous issues in Ontario.
Twitter chat: Canadian journalists covering the U.S. election
Oct 28, 2016 Join J-Source and Daniel Dale, Jeet Heer and Richard Madan for a Twitter chat on covering the US election.
Building Bloomberg News
Oct 26, 2016 In an era of mounting newsroom cutbacks that threaten quality journalism, Bloomberg News remains a financial and journalistic success story. Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg News co-founder and editor-in-chief emeritus, discusses newsroom budgets, the evolution and ethics of business news and working with Michael Bloomberg to create The Bloomberg Way. Join Winkler in conversation with Jacquie McNish, award-winning senior correspondent with The Wall Street Journal.
Reconciliation and the Media
Oct 5, 2016 The Reconciliation and the Media Committee, based in Saskatoon, is hosting this one-day conference in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action, in particular their Media and Reconciliation calls #84, 85, and 86, released in June 2015.
2016 CJF Awards
Jun 16, 2016 Join us for this evening to celebrate excellence in journalism. Hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the Current on CBC Radio One.
#CAJ16 Following the money in Indian Country
Jun 13, 2016 Regrettably, with few exceptions, Canadian media don’t dig into questions of public spending by First Nations with the same enthusiasm as they would with the closest municipality, school board, health authority, province, etc.Why not? Money can be followed on and off reserve if you’re willing to put in the time and effort.In this watchdog workshop, investigative reporters Melissa Ridgen and Jorge Barrera show you how they uncovered and exposed corruption surrounding First Nations communities, from the first hunch to the last legal vet.They’ll examine three stories as case studies walking reporters through the steps.
#CAJ16 Striking out on your own
May 28, 2016 Looking forward as a journalist, you’re yearning for independence.You’re looking to life the life of a freelancer! Things look pretty awesome over there.Oh, but wait– what about those all-rights-grabbing contracts? Those piddly pennies paid by publishers who plead poor? Chasing down the client whose work you finished six months ago and still hasn’t paid you, while pitching the next client you hope pays you sooner than six months from now?Fear not– success can be found in freelancing without relying on the need for others to help pay the rent!Our panelists will share how they’ve built successful careers as independent journalists and how, with the right amount of preparation and care, the grass on their side of the fence really can be that green.
#CAJ16 Tech geeks meet journalism: How data helps storytelling
May 28, 2016 Storytellers looking to break news and change the world around them can benefit from the help of the nearest tech geek.Catherine Gicheru, an award-winning Knight fellow based in Kenya, is working to connect “techies” in east Africa with journalists who have stories to tell.Her keynote address is all about how the non-profit Code for Kenya is using open data to bridge technological divides.
#CAJ16 From carryables to wearables to implantables
May 28, 2016 Over the past 20 years, global cultures have embraced the idea of mobile communication by adopting smartphone technology.This swift transformation has made the concept of wearable computers and, ultimately, the idea of implantable future devices all the more believable. Simultaneously, popular culture, including film (Minority Report), television (Star Trek), gaming (Deus Ex), comic books (Iron Man) and literature (William Gibson novels) socialize society to embrace ideas that previously seemed impossible.Isabel Pedersen’s book, Ready to Wear: A Rhetoric of Wearable Computers and Reality-Shifting Media, argues that our technological futures are framed according to this “continuum of embodiment.”Drawing on case studies surrounding Google Glass, digital tattoos, exoskeletons, bionic contacts, and emergent concepts surrounding implantables, this talk invites the audience to consider wearables now but also in the future. It discusses how fictional scenarios, social media, circulating news stories in mainstream media, and digital culture all impact the adoption of technology by society.
#CAJ16 Communicating responsibly
May 28, 2016 Thanks to Grant v. Torstar Corp. and Quan v. Cusson, responsible communication was brought into Canadian jurisprudence.It’s become case law that reinforced journalistic best practices when dealing with subjects facing potentially libelous allegations — so that the publication or broadcast of material in the public interest is not held up by that same subject’s refusal to address the allegations.Kathy Tomlinson has first-hand experience with this defence against prosecution for libel, based on work she completed when part of the CBC Go Public team. Together with potential guests, she’ll lead a discussion based on her experiences that will give any journalist the information needed to use responsible communication to support their work.
#CAJ16 #MMIW: You don’t know what it’s like
May 27, 2016 When an aboriginal girl goes missing and the media move it – or don’t – what it’s it like for the families?Three woman share their stories about what it’s like to be on the other side of the story, what the media is doing right, where they go wrong and how to do better.The panel, moderated by Tina House, will also look at the long-anticipated National Inquiry.
#CAJ16 I’m a journalist—no, really.
May 27, 2016 It’s a conversation that’s always simmering away among journalists and those who study media.It used to be easier to tell who was a journalist and who wasn’t, often based on a strong link between the individuals who created journalism and the outlets that had the means to publish and/or broadcast it.Today, anyone with an Internet connection can publish and broadcast to their heart’s content. There’s enough content out there to satisfy any interest.Who you work for or who publishes or broadcasts your work isn’t as defining as it used to be, particularly when some outlets chase clicks and conversions over investing in public interest journalism.How do we tell the journalists and their journalism from everything else that’s out there? Is it by defining and declaring some of them as members of a profession, like doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc.? Is it in the development and teaching of better critical media literacy skills?In their discussion, our panelists will touch on the latest research and thinking into the question of the professionalization of journalism.
#CAJ16 Keynote: Shadi Rahimi
May 27, 2016 Shadi Rahimi leads a team of journalists at AJ+, Al Jazeera’s online channel.She’ll speak about her current reality, the digital tools she and her team use to feed AJ+’s platforms and her thoughts on the state of our industry.
#CAJ16 Naming Sexual Assault Complainants in the Media: What to think about
May 27, 2016 The Jian Ghomeshi trial triggered fierce debate about sexual assault complainants and the role of media; two of the complainants had shared their stories in the media before criminal charges were laid. One of the women initially opted for anonymity, the other, Lucy De Coutere, insisted on public identification.And so will future complainants.Publicly revealing their identity requires both the journalist and the complainant to walk a careful line. On one hand, it is important to ensure a complainant understands all that can flow from deciding to be interviewed and identified-they no longer control their story, the social media response can be toxic and, even years later, a search engine will almost certainly connect their name with that story. If the case proceeds to trial, statements to the media can be used by the defence against the complainant during cross-examination. And complainants must understand that while the journalist may believe their story, they still have a professional obligation to try and verify it.These issues will be discussed from a variety of perspectives: media law and ethics, and as well as the experiences of sexual assault complainants dealing with the media. This workshop will offer discussion and guidance on best practices.
#CAJ16: All we want to do is make a living
May 27, 2016 People drawn to journalism live it and love it for the lifestyle and the rewards of keeping their communities informed, engaged and affecting change.It’s not really about the money, right? But it is — investigative journalism takes time and time is money. Having a journalist as watchdog on every council, board, commission and public agency is near-impossible to do for free.As layoffs at major media of every stripe and platform seen unending, will we reach the age where no one in Canada is willing to pay for journalists to do the work that fulfills our critical roles in a participatory, democratic society?Looking beyond Canadian media owners, the sources of revenue that can be tapped to allow for the sustainable, independent journalism to continue and grow are few. We don’t have foundations in Canada providing no-strings-attached funds. Are we limited to the online crowdfunder?Our panelist(s) will speak about how they worked to find the money to fund the journalism they wanted to do, on both sides of the border.
#CAJ16: What the heck is happening to journalism?
May 27, 2016 This year has been (another?) dire year for media in Canada.Alongside the continual trickle of layoffs, downsizings and closures, the Canadian media landscape was hit by a succession of gut-punching announcements to kick off the new year.In January, TorStar Corp. announced the closure of its Vaughan, Ont., printing plant and the layoff of Star Touch contract journalists from its newsroom.The week after, Postmedia Network pulled the rug out from journalists working in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver as what were two competing newsrooms were shotgun-married into a single newsroom — a decision that carried 90 layoffs and buyouts. Neither decision alone comes to meet the pending need to pay down debt.The week after that, Rogers Media announced that 200 positions would be eliminated from its print and broadcast operations, touching magazines, television and radio operations across Canada. This matched an almost-identical decision by Bell Media in 2015.In the space of a January week, daily newspapers ceased publishing in Nanaimo, B.C., and Guelph, Ont.Our panelists, moderated by CAJ president Nick Taylor-Vaisey, will start from the depressing state of the industry and move into a discussion on what could be done to allow journalists to keep doing what they want to do: Keep Canadians informed about the things they need to know happening in their country, province and local community.
Journalist Interrupted: Towards a blueprint for a new free press
May 26, 2016 If mainstream media outlets wither and die, what happens to journalism? What is lost? What might be gained? What journalistic enterprises are already moving to fill the gap, and what can we expect to arise in the future? What needs to happen to make sure the good that journalism does continues to exist outside of the institutions where it has resided? These and other questions will be addressed in a panel moderated by Brian Gorman, assistant professor of communication studies at MacEwan University and author of Crash to Paywall: Canadian Newspapers and the Great Disruption. Panelists: Jorge Barrera, journalist for APTN; Linda Solomon Wood, CEO of Observer Media Group and editor-in-chief of The National Observer; Kelly Toughill, director of the School of Journalism at University of King’s College in Halifax; Karen Unland, entrepreneurial journalist and founder of Seen and Heard in Edmonton
Keeping Pace with the New Media Ecosystem
May 26, 2016 Even as news publishers innovate to adapt to digital disruption, the challenges keep coming. When it comes to business models, product development and journalism itself, what will it take for the news industry to remain viable? Join this conversation on the future and fusion of news and technology with digital pioneer Emily Bell, founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, along with leading thinker on digital disruption in the media David Skok, managing editor and vice-president of digital for The Boston Globe.
Amy Goodman with David Walmsley
May 19, 2016 Amy Goodman’s remarkable career is built on casting light into the corners where mainstream media fail to look. An award-winning investigative journalist, she is host and executive producer of the independent daily news program Democracy Now!. The co-author of five bestsellers, her latest book celebrates twenty years of Democracy Now! and looks back at the movements and individuals powering political change in the U.S.In this conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, Goodman will discuss media coverage of the U.S. election, America's role in international conflicts, and the challenges and successes of running an independent news show.
Google: Journalism's Greatest Frenemy?
May 5, 2016 Is Google more friend or foe to news publishers? How does Google see its role in relation to the future of journalism? Richard Gingras, senior director of news at Google, will be in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, to discuss the delicate symbiosis between the powerful tech company and the news media it aims to serve.
Jian Ghomeshi: Unraveled
Mar 30, 2016 - 9:14 PM EDT The William Southam Journalism Fellows and Massey College’s Gender Relations and Equity Committee invite you to Press Club Night at Massey College in Toronto: A week after the verdict in Jian Ghomeshi's first criminal trial, three people with intimate knowledge of the story reflect on the case that has shaken the nation. Join us for a discussion that will cover all the angles: From breaking the story and reporting on the allegations against Ghomeshi, from both outside and inside the CBC, to the outcome of the trial and the impact the story has had on conversations about gendered violence. Panelists: Kevin Donovan, reporter and head of investigations, Toronto Star; Ioanna Roumeliotis, reporter, CBC News; Brenda Cossman, director, Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto; Moderator: Elizabeth Renzetti, columnist, The Globe and Mail.
CBC Saskatchewan: Behind the Story
Mar 1, 2016 - 2:11 PM EDT Hosted by meteorologist Christy Climenhaga, join Chris Brown of CBC's The National, Jill Morgan of CBC Saskatchewan News at 6 and Sheila Coles of CBC Radio One's The Morning Edition.This 90 minute exclusive event will give you a glimpse into the world of journalism at CBC. What happens behind the scenes when a story breaks? How do our journalists filter through a world of excess information in order to tell compelling stories? This is your opportunity to peek behind the curtain and interact with CBC journalists.
Jean-Pierre Blais at Canadian Club Toronto
Feb 17, 2016 Facebook. Twitter. Periscope. Meerkat. With the rise of social media and citizen journalism, it is easier than ever to stay informed about world events as they unfold. There are few substitutes, however, for the trustworthy, authoritative, in-depth news coverage provided by Canadian television stations. In this era of technological change and evolving business models, it is important not lose sight of the fundamental value of news and information that enable Canadians to participate in their democracy. Join CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais as he shares his thoughts on television news and the changes that will soon be coming to Canadian television.
CJF J-Talk: Spotlight on Publishers: The Challenge of Making News Pay
Feb 4, 2016 It might just be the toughest job in the industry: trying to find ways to make journalism profitable. Reducing the number of print editions, diverting resources to tablets, upping the amount of sponsored content and removing (or keeping) paywalls—which strategies are key to creating a sustainable business model? Top publishers Phillip Crawley of The Globe and Mail and John Cruickshank of the Toronto Star join La Presse COO Pierre-Elliott Levasseur to discuss finding the right revenue model to support quality journalism. Kelly Toughill, director of the School of Journalism at University of King’s College, moderates this discussion.
#NASH78 Keynote: Jesse Brown
Jan 9, 2016 Jesse Brown runs Canadaland where he became known for uncovering scandals at the CBC, The Globe and Mail, and in government. Brown's career started at CBC Radio, where he hosted two national shows. He has contributed to The Guardian, The Toronto Star, Vice, and his work has been broadcast internationally. Brown is the winner of a National Magazine Award for Humour and the Hillman Prize for Investigative Reporting.
#NASH78 Let’s talk. The future of campus press
Jan 9, 2016 A roundtable discussion on the future of the industry, the future of our papers, and the future of CUP. We'd love your input!
#NASH78 Talia Schlanger interviews Lianne George
Jan 8, 2016 In 2015 Lianne George was named editor-in-chief of Chatelaine where she was the editorial director since 2014. George has worked at Saturday Night Magazine, Elle Canada, The National Post, Maclean's, and Canadian Business. George was also the editor of The Grid, which she helped launch in 2011. Under her leadership, The Grid won 13 National Magazine Awards, as well as the Society for News Design's World's Best-Designed Newspaper for three years running.
#NASH78 Carly Lewis, Stacey May Fowles, Andrea Bellemare, Selena Ross, Scaachi Koul: Womens’ safety panel
Jan 8, 2016 Women in journalism address recent and ongoing womens' safety issues in the field, after a story is written and how this issue is covered in media through a panel-style discussion.
#NASH78 Adrian Lee, Karen K Ho, Scaachi Koul, Desmond Cole: Diversity in journalism
Jan 8, 2016 Journalism prides itself on representing the voices of the underserved—and yet, too often, newsrooms are white. On this panel, three journalists of colours discuss their own experiences over the course of their career, how much their culture affects their writing and reporting, the value of diversity to a newsroom (that may not be willing to look in the mirror), and dole out some tips and regrets.
#NASH78 Adrienne Batra, John Cruickshank, John Stackhouse on the future of legacy media
Jan 7, 2016 Adrienne Batra is the editor of the Toronto Sun. She was director of communications for Rob Ford's 2010 mayoral campaign and his press secretary until coming to the Sun in 2011 where she worked on Sun News Network and as a columnist for the paper. John Cruickshank is the publisher of the Toronto Star and president of Star Media Group. He previously served as publisher of CBC News, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and chief operating officer of the Sun-Times Media Group. John Stackhouse is senior vice-president in the office of the CEO at Royal Bank of Canada. He was editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail from 2009-2014 and book "Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution" examines how major newspapers are learning to survive in the digital era. These three experts of legacy media will use their experience to discuss the future of the industry in a panel-style discussion.
#NASH78 Chris Jones, Josh O’Kane and Carly Lewis: “I’m actually writing a book right now…”
Jan 7, 2016 Three journos turned book-writers share trials, tribulations and success stories of book writing from conception to pitching to process.
#NASH78 Buzzfeed Canada Editor Craig Silverman on verification
Jan 7, 2016 Make sure your story is right the first time. Know you can trust your source. Craig Silverman, editor of Buzzfeed Canada, one of the fastest moving news sites in the country, shares best practice in ensuring you've got your facts straight.
Martin Baron in conversation with Anne Marie Owens
Nov 18, 2015 The Washington Post has found some recent rare swagger. The storied newspaper—famous for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovering the Watergate scandal—now has the financial and digital backing of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Journalists and journalism observers hope he can inject energy and innovation while rethinking the business model. At the editorial helm is Martin Baron, the executive editor with enviable journalistic cred: three of his previous newspapers are Pulitzer Prize winners under his editorship. So what’s his vision for the Post? And can the venerable Washington institution be a model for other papers? Baron will be in conversation with Anne Marie Owens, editor of the National Post.
CJF J-Talk: John Stackhouse and Craig Silverman
Nov 12, 2015 John Stackhouse’s three-decade career with The Globe and Mail—including five years as editor-in-chief—spanned a period of massive digital disruption to traditional journalism. In his latest book Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution, Stackhouse recalls how the Globe and other news outlets experimented with different delivery models as the Internet, social media and digital upstarts fragmented audiences and ad dollars. At the same time, the goal of mainstream news organizations to provide authoritative coverage of news events was challenged by new, agile competitors. Among them: BuzzFeed, which aims to create viral content by covering news with unabashed humour—its listicles and videos key drivers of stories via social media. Earlier this year, BuzzFeed established a Canadian presence with Craig Silverman—best known for a career built on media accuracy—as its founding editor. In a conversation covering current challenges to the media and lessons learned, Stackhouse and Silverman discuss the future of journalism from their distinct perspectives.
Mohamed Fahmy in conversation
Nov 9, 2015 The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom and the Carleton School of Journalism & Communication present 'Freedom: Mohamed Fahmy.' Mohamed Fahmy in conversation with Neil Macdonald, CBC senior correspondent.
CJF J-Talk: Mohamed Fahmy in conversation with Michelle Shephard
Nov 2, 2015 An award-winning Egyptian-Canadian journalist and author, Mohamed Fahmy was the Egypt bureau chief of Al Jazeera International when he was arrested in 2013. The Egyptian government charged Fahmy with conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood and fabricating news to serve the fundamentalist group’s agenda. He was incarcerated in a maximum security jail for more than 400 days —including a month in solitary—alongside ISIS and other terrorists. Fahmy’s unjust imprisonment unleashed an international outcry for his release from human rights groups and press freedom organizations to the United Nations, the European Union and President Barack Obama. Last month, Fahmy was pardoned by the Egyptian government and he regained his freedom. Fahmy, who intends to live in Vancouver, has spent most of his career covering conflict zones, reporting for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Dubai TV and CNN. In addition, he spent two years working for the International Red Cross. Fahmy will be in conversation with Michelle Shephard, national security reporter for the Toronto Star. This event is dedicated to the principles of freedom of speech and the protection of Canadian citizens abroad.
CJF J-Talk: Election 2015: How the Votes Were Won
Oct 27, 2015 In the wake of the Oct. 19 federal election, which strategies and issues had the most impact in this tight and historic long-running election race? What role did attack ads, social media and limited media coverage play? Did hot button, high-profile issues such as the niqab and Syrian refugees swing votes?Tom Clark, chief political correspondent for Global National and the host of The West Block with Tom Clark, will moderate this discussion with Susan Delacourt, author and columnist for the Toronto Star; Adam Radwanski, political columnist with The Globe and Mail; Hannah Thibedeau, political reporter for CBC News; and Paul Wells, political editor of Maclean’s magazine.
Show me the money: a symposium about business journalism
Oct 20, 2015 Discover how to follow the numbers. Understand the business angle behind everything, from the industry's top reporters. Panelists include: Chester Dawson - Senior Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal; Paul Haavardstrud - Author and former Calgary Herald reporter; Jeff Jones - Senior Business Writer for the Globe and Mail; Jeremy van Loon - Bureau Chief of Bloomberg News, Calgary; Stephen Marsters - Director of Daily Oil Bulletin; Moderated by Gilliam Steward - Columnist with the Toronto Star.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Press Conference with Mohamed Fahmy in Toronto
Oct 13, 2015 After over 400 days in an Egyptian prison and a nearly two-year trial and retrial process that ended with a conviction on spurious charges, Fahmy was pardoned by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on September 23 and departed Egypt on October 6. With CJFE, he will conduct a press-only conference upon his return at Ryerson University. Following statements from Fahmy, his lawyers and CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer, Fahmy will take questions from members of the media.
RJAA and CANADALAND present: Ethics and transparency in journalism
Oct 3, 2015 In this live taping of the CANADALAND podcast, host Jesse Brown interviews John Fraser, the CEO of Canada's National Newsmedia Council.
Nick Davies in Conversation with Gillian Findlay
Oct 2, 2015 An award-winning journalist who investigates journalists, Nick Davies is the British reporter who exposed the phone-hacking scandal in Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire. Davies uncovered the unethical relationships between reporters and private investigators as they targeted the phones of the British royal family, politicians, celebrities such as Hugh Grant and Angelina Jolie, and most disturbingly, the phone of a missing teenager, later found dead. Davies’s six years of dogged reporting resulted in the demise of the News of the World and sparked Britain’s Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press. Davies’s subsequent book, Hack Attack, provides a primer on the power of investigative reporting and the dangers of unethical journalism. A freelancer, he writes regularly as a special correspondent for The Guardian and has been honoured with numerous awards, including the 2011 Journalist of the Year by the Foreign Press Association in London. Davies also played a key role in the Guardian’s publication of secret U.S. military and diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks. Meet Davies in conversation with investigative journalist Gillian Findlay, co-host of CBC’s the fifth estate.
Live Q&A: The Freelance Life with Maryam Siddiqi and Aaron Broverman
Jul 8, 2015 Join us Wednesday, July 8, at 1 pm ET for a live question-and-answer session about being a freelance journalist. We'll talk with Maryam Siddiqi, editor of La Carte Magazine, and who's work can be seen in the Globe and Mail, National Post and The Kit, as well as other publications. We'll also talk to Aaron Broverman, a freelance journalist who's work has been published in Vice, Investment Executive and the Huffington Post, among many others. From 1 until 2 pm ET, Siddiqi and Broverman will take questions from journalism students about how students can start freelancing, how to write good pitches, and how to improve their work. Tweet your questions in advance with #jsourcechat.
Live Q&A: Working in Rural and Remote Locations with Alicia Gosselin and Dali Carmichael
Jul 2, 2015 Join us Thursday, July 2 at 12 noon ET for a live question-and-answer session about being a reporter in a rural or remote area. We'll talk with Alicia Gosselin, reporter for the Winchester Press, in Ontario, and Dali Carmichael, reporter for the Northern Journal, in Fort Smith, NT. From 12 noon until 1 pm, Gosselin and Carmichael will take questions from journalism students about what it’s like to work in small towns and isolated communities and what sorts of advantages and opportunities come with the job. Tweet your questions in advance with #jsourcechat.
Live Q&A: How to Conduct Your Best Interviews with Selena Ross and Sarah Boesveld
Jun 26, 2015 Join us Friday, June 26, at 12 noon ET for a live question-and-answer session about interviewing with Selena Ross, reporter at the Globe and Mail, and Sarah Boesveld, reporter at the National Post. From 12 until 1 pm, Ross and Boesveld will take questions from journalism students about how to prepare for an interview, how to turn a dull conversation into a valuable one and their favourite questions to ask. Tweet your questions in advance with #jsourcechat.
Live Q & A: Data Journalism and Infographics
Jun 24, 2015 Join us Wednesday, June 24, at 2 pm ET for a live question-and-answer session about infographics and data journalism with Amanda Shendruk, visual data journalist and digital production editor for Maclean’s magazine, and Chad Skelton, data journalist at the Vancouver Sun. From 2 until 3 pm, Shendruk and Skelton will take questions from journalism students about which skills are needed for data journalism and how to develop them, how to start out designing infographics and tips for marketing your work. Tweet your questions in advance with #jsourcechat.
#CAJ15: Reporting from the courtroom Jun 6, 2015 From the Rob Ford investigation to covering kids who commit crimes, the courts can be a treasure trove of information for journalists – ITOs, transcripts, and exhibits. But they can also be confusing to navigate, and even intimidating. This session will offer some tips and tricks for accessing the courts, including making your own applications for exhibits and arguing in front of a judge without a lawyer.
#CAJ15: Media criticism Jun 5, 2015 We’re immersed in media. It connects us to what’s going on, what angers and excites us, what matters. But who’s watching the watchers? Brown and Bousquet make it their business to hold up a mirror to media. What’s reflected is not always pretty.
#CAJ15: Funding journalism Jun 18, 2015 You want to produce quality journalism - and get paid for it. Panellists describe how their organizations bring in money to pay the bills and the effect that has on their editorial operations.
#CAJ15 Keynote: Seymour Hersh Jun 6, 2015 The legendary investigative journalist takes to the CAJ stage to share his thoughts on our industry.
#CAJ15: Lessons from Moncton Jun 6, 2015 Last June, Jim Foster was in the thick of a horrific story in his hometown -- the murder of three RCMP officers and the hunt for their killer. The longtime Moncton Times & Transcript reporter spent all but a few hours on the streets, inside the hot zone, penetrating the police lockdown area at will through his experience working with police and more than a little good fortune. When Justin Bourque was finally caught at midnight two nights later, out of the swarm of reporters from across Canada who were in Moncton, Jim was able to watch the arrest and videotape the killer being taken into custody in a scene of utter confusion and chaos. Jim shares with us what he learned during that ordeal.
#CAJ15: The La Presse+ Experience Jun 5, 2015 In April 2013, Montreal’s La Presse launched a tablet app with the goal of building a new flagship platform for its news business. Two years later, the results are astounding. Each weekday, more than 180,000 tablets open the daily edition of La Presse+, while La Presse continues to print 100,000 copies and still attracts more than 250,000 unique visitors per day. LP+ has been consistently experiencing remarkable engagement from its audience: Over 40 minutes daily on weekdays, 60 minutes on Saturdays and 50 minutes on Sundays. As the growth of the audience has become established, the shift of revenue from print to digital is now well on its way. Advertising on LP+ now accounts for more than 50 per cent of the company’s advertising revenues. Yann Pineau, deputy editor in chief, explains the stages of this adventure and what it has meant to La Presse and its newsroom.
#CAJ15: TV newsgathering in the digital age Jun 6, 2015 No one’s just filing for 6 p.m. anymore. There are photos to tweet, mobile videos to cut and share, and radio rants to produce. How do you juggle these demands? Where does it go from here?
#CAJ15: How to responsibly cover Indigenous issues Jun 6, 2015 This workshop is designed for working journalists who want to ensure they're effectively, accurately and ethically reporting on Indigenous issues. From terminology to the history of treaties to cross-cultural communication tips, the workshop covers fundamentals and calls on attendees to reexamine how they approach stories about Indigenous politics, peoples and cultures.
#CAJ15: The Underrepresented Woman Jun 5, 2015 Shari Graydon, Informed OpinionsJane Davenport, Toronto Star managing editorChrys Wu, New York Times developer advocateTerra Tailleur, University of King's College, moderatorWomen are increasingly visible in the news media, anchoring flagship shows, writing high profile columns, reporting from around the world. So why are advocacy efforts aimed at giving women greater access and voice still necessary? This panel discusses the persistent obstacles to women's equal participation in news making, and explores the costs and consequences of women's talents and perspectives remaining chronically under-represented.
#CAJ15: FOI for dummies Jun 5, 2015 Dean Beeby, CBC NewsEveryone has heard about the problems plaguing freedom of information in Canada, yet almost every day we read enterprise journalism based on records obtained under the Access to Information Act. How is it that reporters succeed despite the odds stacked against them? The answer is persistence, tenacity—and the seven habits of effective filers. Join this seminar to learn them, and kickstart your FOI skills.
#CAJ15: How government keeps Canadians in the dark Jun 5, 2015 Tom Henheffer, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression executive directorOur access to information system is in shambles. Ottawa is doing everything it can to shut down investigative journalism. CJFE’s Tom Henheffer explains why Canada’s government has become so closed off and what is being done to once again shine a light on our public information.
#CAJ15: Health-care reporting Jun 5, 2015 You’ve just been assigned a complex medical, health policy or science story. Don’t panic. Three veteran journalists offer tips and practical advice on how to scrutinize evidence, where to go for help and not be bamboozled by experts and jargon.Andre Picard, The Globe and Mail health columnistPauline Dakin, CBC News Nova ScotiaTrudy Lieberman, health journalist
#CAJ15 Keynote: Chika Oduah Jun 5, 2015 The world has changed a lot since powerful nations relinquished control of their colonies, but has journalism changed? If so, how much? During the colonial era, journalists from the Western world told the stories of faraway lands. They shaped the narrative of Africa as the Dark Continent, the exotic Middle East and the mystic Far East. Today, Western journalists are still largely shaping the narrative that the world hears about the developing world. It's time to equip, empower and amplify the voices of local journalists from Zambia, Thailand, Cape Verde and beyond to reach the global community to present more accurate portrayals of life in the developing world.
#CAJ15: Finding Stories in Data Jun 5, 2015 In this hands-on session, Ottawa Citizen national affairs reporter Glen McGregor will introduce you to the art of finding stories in simple data, using Microsoft Excel.
Journalism Interest Group At The CCA Conference Jun 5, 2015 Journalism experts from across Canada are presenting on a multitude of topics pertaining to journalism practice and education at the conference of the Canadian Communication Association at Congress in Ottawa. Can't be there? Follow along with this live blog.
2015 Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards
Jun 4, 2015 The media's must-attend event, where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people.
Live Q&A: Resume Bootcamp with Julie Carl and Kim Fox
Jun 5, 2015 Join us Friday, June 5, for a live question-and-answer session about resumes and portfolios with Julie Carl, deputy city editor of the Toronto Star and Kim Fox, director of social strategy at CBS local digital. From noon until 1 pm, Carl and Fox will take questions from journalism students about what to include in your resumes and portfolios, tips on a great interview, and how to get an internship. Tweet your questions using #jsourcechat.
LIVE Q&A: Social Media with Mick Cote and Lauren Strapagiel
May 29, 2015 Join us Friday, May 29 for a live question-and-answer session about social media with Mick Côté, deputy executive web producer of the Montreal Gazette, and Lauren Strapagiel, social news editor of BuzzFeed Canada. From 11 am to noon, Côté and Strapagiel will take questions from journalism students about which social media skills are essential for new journalists, the best way to get noticed by potential employers on social media and more. Tweet your questions using #jsourcechat.
Flying Blind: We Know the Problems. Now what do we do about them?
May 8, 2015 An informed public is critical to a functioning democracy, but in Canada the public’s right to information is threatened.Our government prevents the gathering of vital information and fails to keep records of the processes used to make important decisions. Where information does exist, access is made difficult and sometimes impossible. Even when information exists and is accessible, too often governments and the private sector prevent dissemination of that information.Join us for a day of engaging conversation as we look at the current challenges to creating, accessing, and sharing information in Canada, and work to create a path forward. Featuring experts working with the system and advocating for change, the day will provide insights into what needs to be done to permit a truly informed public essential to the future of a democratic Canada.Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of CanadaTom Henheffer, Executive Director, Canadian Journalists for Free ExpressionJames L. Turk, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson UniversityModerator: Lisa Taylor, Ryerson School of Journalism
Flying Blind: Limiting the Dissemination of Information
May 8, 2015 An informed public is critical to a functioning democracy, but in Canada the public’s right to information is threatened.Our government prevents the gathering of vital information and fails to keep records of the processes used to make important decisions. Where information does exist, access is made difficult and sometimes impossible. Even when information exists and is accessible, too often governments and the private sector prevent dissemination of that information.Join us for a day of engaging conversation as we look at the current challenges to creating, accessing, and sharing information in Canada, and work to create a path forward. Featuring experts working with the system and advocating for change, the day will provide insights into what needs to be done to permit a truly informed public essential to the future of a democratic Canada.Jesse Brown, Freelance journalist and media criticPeter Jacobsen, Media lawyer and founding partner, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLPIvan Semaniuk, Science Reporter, The Globe and MailModerator: Carolyn Jarvis, 16×9′s Chief Correspondent, Global News
Flying Blind: Difficulty Accessing Information
May 8, 2015 An informed public is critical to a functioning democracy, but in Canada the public’s right to information is threatened.Our government prevents the gathering of vital information and fails to keep records of the processes used to make important decisions. Where information does exist, access is made difficult and sometimes impossible. Even when information exists and is accessible, too often governments and the private sector prevent dissemination of that information.Join us for a day of engaging conversation as we look at the current challenges to creating, accessing, and sharing information in Canada, and work to create a path forward. Featuring experts working with the system and advocating for change, the day will provide insights into what needs to be done to permit a truly informed public essential to the future of a democratic Canada.Dean Beeby, CBC journalistJennifer Ditchburn, Senior Parliamentary correspondent, Canadian PressLaura Tribe, National and Digital Programs Lead, Canadian Journalists for Free ExpressionModerator: April Lindgren, Ryerson School of Journalism
Flying Blind: Failing to Create Information
May 8, 2015 - 9:18 AM EDT An informed public is critical to a functioning democracy, but in Canada the public’s right to information is threatened.Our government prevents the gathering of vital information and fails to keep records of the processes used to make important decisions. Where information does exist, access is made difficult and sometimes impossible. Even when information exists and is accessible, too often governments and the private sector prevent dissemination of that information.Join us for a day of engaging conversation as we look at the current challenges to creating, accessing, and sharing information in Canada, and work to create a path forward. Featuring experts working with the system and advocating for change, the day will provide insights into what needs to be done to permit a truly informed public essential to the future of a democratic Canada.Rob Cribb, Investigative Journalist, Toronto StarMunir Sheikh, former Chief Statistician of Canada and currently Executive Fellow, University of CalgaryMaggie Xenopoulos, Associate Professor of Biology, Trent UniversityModerator: Ira Basen, Documentary Producer, CBC Radio
CJF J-Talk: Jeremy Scahill
Apr 23, 2015 - 6:31 PM EDT Award-winning investigative journalist, war correspondent, author and co-founder of The Intercept in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail.
LIVE BLOG: Journalism in a distracted world
Apr 9, 2015
LIVE BLOG: Terrorism coverage in the news: Is it failing us?
Apr 9, 2015
The Canadian Club of Toronto in discussion with David Walmsley
Apr 8, 2015 What is journalism in the 21st century? What is the definition of journalism and what is the natural habitat for it? What is it about journalism that gives the work of journalists a special nature?On April 8, David Walmsley, the Globe & Mail’s Editor-in-Chief, addresses these questions while also touching on such diverse topics as our post-institutional environment, the ideas of the future, the issue of trust in society, and the necessary criteria to deliver success.
Freelance: Personal branding in the digital age
Apr 9, 2015 How much should your personal brand align with your news outlet? Does any journalist truly have tweets that do not reflect their employer? How do you maintain a distinct voice when working for different outlets? Join the discussion led by our panel: Edward Keenan (Toronto Star), Marina Strauss (Globe and Mail) and David Silverberg (Digital Journal).
From the Starting Blocks to the Finish Line
Apr 9, 2015 How Canadian women in sports media have run their race. Featuring:TSN Repoter Sheri FordeFormer Ottawa Sun Sports Editor Jane O'HaraFan 590 Reporter Megan RobinsonCollege of Sports Media's Norma Wick
Frame by Frame: Does the Media help us Understand Complexity?
Apr 9, 2015 This panel will examine the role of the media and communications in navigating and framing complex issues for the Canadian public. It will highlight successful examples of bringing complex issues to the public’s attention and facilitating action, and it will address the challenges in confronting complexity. This event also includes the Symposium's opening address, which will be delivered by Stephen Toope.
Saving Journalism One Exposé at a Time: How Investigative Journalism is Turning People On Again Apr 8, 2015 The Toronto Star’s Donovan is one of Canada’s top investigative journalists. He has won a slew of awards over the years — three National Newspaper awards, two Governor General’s awards for Public Service Journalism, three Canadian Association of Journalism awards. He has led the way on numerous stories of public importance that led to policy change, such as the ORNGE air ambulance saga and Ontario’s child protection problems. He was involved in the Star’s Rob Ford coverage. His work on Ghomeshi with Jesse Brown helped spark a national conversation about sexual harassment/assault and workplace behaviour. His kind of investigative work represents one important aspect of journalism’s future.
SNOWDEN LIVE: Canada and the Security State Apr 9, 2015 Join CJFE for a discussion about the state of mass surveillance in Canada, featuring a live Q&A with Edward Snowden. Whistleblower, former NSA contractor, and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary “Citizenfour,” Edward Snowden has sparked an international conversation on surveillance, privacy, and national security. But in the wake of the Snowden leaks, what have we learned? Where are we headed? And what questions remain? Moderated by Anna Maria Tremonti, Host of CBC Radio’s The Current and CJFE Board member, Snowden will be answering questions from individuals in attendance, and submitted in advance via Twitter Submit questions for Edward Snowden using #AskSnowden on Twitter. The Q&A with Snowden is followed by a panel of experts discussing the implications of these revelations for the country, and the future of digital surveillance in Canada. Panelists: Dave Seglins, Senior Reporter, CBC Investigative Unit Dr. Andrew Clement, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto Laura Tribe, National and Digital Programs Lead, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

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