Media Advisory - Turning Digital Into Dollars: CJF J-Talk features Canada's top publishers on what's working for their news outlets

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - 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?

Publishers from Canada's top news outlets will discuss the challenges the industry faces at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk Turning Digital Into Dollars at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto on January 23. The panel discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.

"The newspaper industry is still seeing its traditional business erode and not enough progress online," says Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, who will moderate the discussion. "But there are interesting ideas being tested and tried that might help support the reporting we all value."

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, will discuss revenue mixes and models in a shifting media landscape.

Thank you to CJF J-Talk exclusive series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.

WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. West, Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, January 23 / Discussion 6:30 p.m. / Reception 8:00 p.m.

General admission: $30
Students (Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $15
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About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; by supporting journalism websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ (French), in co-operation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information:

Media Contact:
Wendy Kan
Program Manager
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
416-955-0394 x502
wkan@cjf-fjc.ca