TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - On Sept. 8, influential leaders from the media,
tech, mobile and social networking industries will take part in a panel
event in Toronto to discuss how social media is changing journalism and
Happening at DigitalJournal.com's
annual "Future of Media" event, the panel includes executives from
Facebook Canada, The Globe and Mail, Global News and more. Speakers will
explore how media organizations are adapting to the Web, how social
media services have influenced news, and what the future holds for media
professionals. DigitalJournal.com's Future of Media gathering will
include a panel discussion and debate and will end with an interactive
Q&A with audience members and users on Twitter and Facebook.
This highly anticipated event will take place Wednesday September 8 at
the Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West) at 8 p.m. Doors
open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public.
Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Last
year, Future of Media was completely sold out.
The Future of Media panel is made up of a diverse group of industry
Jordan Banks, Managing Director of Facebook Canada
Anjali Kapoor, Managing Editor of the Globe and Mail Digital
David Skok, Senior Producer of Online Content for Global News
Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar Mobile
Mark Evans, a digital marketing/social media strategist and co-founder
of the MESH conference.
The Future of Media will be moderated by DigitalJournal.com
Panelists will address how social and digital media are changing
traditional journalism; why social services such as Facebook are
increasingly being regarded as a discovery point for news; how
journalists should adapt to social media's increasing influence; and how
changing media consumption habits offer a glimpse into the future of
"Social media has fundamentally changed the two most important aspects
of traditional news, namely breaking news and commentary," says Jordan
Banks, managing director of Facebook Canada. "As a result, it is no
longer sufficient just to provide the news. The expectation of the
masses is now to be able to participate in the news, to share it, shape
it, comment on it, define it and to use it as a tool to democratize the
entire creation and dissemination process."
The Future of Media event is sponsored by Queensway Audi, Toronto's No.
1 Audi dealer; Suite 66, Canada's largest independent online advertising
sales organization; Dell Canada; Rogers Wireless; Flip Video; Palm; and
CNW Group, Canada's leading newswire provider.
At The Future of Media event, sponsors are providing many high-end
gadgets and tech toys as raffle prizes to attendees. The prizes include:
a 32GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G courtesy of Suite 66; a Dell Studio 15
notebook with artist lid courtesy of Dell Canada; 5 Flip Ultra HD
camcorders courtesy of Flip Video; a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate
smartphone courtesy of Rogers Wireless; and a Palm Pre smartphone with
Touchstone Charging Dock courtesy of Palm. Wireless plans for devices
are sold separately.
DigitalJournal.com is a global
digital media company and online news outlet read by millions of people.
Headquartered in Toronto, DigitalJournal.com covers breaking news from
around the world and is a recognized leader in social news with 25,000
reporters in 175 countries around the world. DigitalJournal.com also
consults news organizations on how to empower their audience to acquire
content, drive revenue and increase engagement from digital media
About The Future of Media:
DigitalJournal.com started its
annual Future of Media event in 2009 to bring media executives,
entrepreneurs, developers and journalists into one place to talk about
changes in the media landscape. As the only free event of its kind, The
Future of Media is widely attended by the who's who in Canadian media
SOURCE DIGITAL JOURNAL INC.
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More info on the event can be found by visiting DigitalJournal.com/djfom or on the Future of Media's social media release.
For images, interview opportunities, press passes to the event, contact Digital Journal CEO Chris Hogg at 416-410-9675 or firstname.lastname@example.org