Toronto - April 15
PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR NEXT CJF FORUM
ARTS JOURNALISM: STAYING CRITICAL IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Tuesday, April 20 / 6:30 p.m. / Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto
TORONTO, April 15 /CNW/ - From the cultural giants of the past to the celebrity culture of today, how arts criticism and literary journalism have changed. Mainstream media cutbacks and the proliferation of blogging means everyone is a critic. Can the web save arts journalism? A CJF Forum moderated by Bronwyn Drainie, editor of the Literary Review of Canada, and featuring three experts who will address this and other questions. The panellists are Kamal Al-Solaylee, assistant professor at Ryerson and former theatre critic at the Globe and Mail, Seamus O'Regan, co-host of CTV's Canada AM and host of Arts & Minds and The O'Regan Files on Bravo!, and Globe and Mail columnist and feature writer Kate Taylor, currently on leave as the Atkinson Fellow for 2009-2010.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.; Reception 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto
Tickets are $15 or $5 with student ID. Visit the EVENT PAGE (http://cjfarts.eventbrite.com) for more details and to buy tickets.
Thank you to CJF Forums Exclusive Series Sponsor: BMO FINANCIAL GROUP
IN RELATED NEWS:
A majority (53%) of Canadians say we should stop worrying about imposing Canadian content rules, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF). The poll also found that four in 10 Canadians would be swayed by a review that said a show or event was lousy or not worth going to see and would avoid it. The poll was commissioned by the CJF in conjunction with this event. An overview of the poll results is available at http://cjf-fjc.ca/ipsosreidartsjournalismpoll_factum.doc.
CJF co-presents LIFE WITH MURDER at Hot Docs
The Canadian Journalism Foundation is pleased to co-present LIFE WITH MURDER (http://cjf-fjc.ca/pdf/life_with_murder.pdf), directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker John Kastner, at this year's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. The film captures the ordeal of small-town-Ontario parents who steadfastly stand by their son after he is convicted of killing his sister.
We will be featuring an interview with Kastner on J-SOURCE.CA (http://j-source.ca/) a few days before the first screening. If you haven't signed up for the J-Source newsletter -- weekly facts, opinions, tools, advice and connections for journalists, teachers, students and others interested in Canadian journalism -- SUBSCRIBE NOW (http://j-source.ca/english_new/page.php?p=26).
LIFE WITH MURDER
Dir. John Kastner / 93 min.
DATE Sat. May 1, 9:45 p.m. VENUE Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West
DATE Sun. May 9, 3:45 p.m. VENUE Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online (http://www.hotdocs.ca/), by phone 416-637-5150 or in person at the documentary Box Office, Hazelton Lanes-lower level, 55 Avenue Road. Hot Docs also offers free daytime screenings (before 6 p.m.) for seniors and students. Tickets for free daytime screenings must be obtained at the screening venue on the day of the screening, subject to availability.
THE CANADIAN JOURNALISM FOUNDATION
13th ANNUAL AWARDS GALA
PURCHASE A TABLE (http://cjf-fjc.ca/gala.htm) at this year's gala and dine with media celebrities while supporting excellence in journalism. Confirmed media guests include Seamus O'Regan, Linden MacIntyre, Heather Hiscox and more.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD presented to
With an HONORARY TRIBUTE to
JIM BALSILLIE and MIKE LAZARIDIS,
co-CEOs of Research in Motion.
JUNE 10, 2010
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
For further information: For further information: The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 117 Peter St., 3rd fl., Toronto, ON, M5V 2G9, Tel: (416) 955-0630, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org