Media Advisory - Business and editorial leaders from so-called "ethnic media"
to discuss successes at CJF event January 19

TORONTO, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) will host a panel discussion featuring business and editorial leaders from the so-called "ethnic media" who'll discuss their respective visions, how they're realizing them and the progress they're making. The event, "The Rise of 'Ethnic Media'", takes place on Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 p.m., at Innis Town Hall in Toronto.

Featured panelists include Jagdish Grewal, editor and publisher of Punjabi Post; Shirley Chan, managing editor of the magazine and supplement section of Ming Pao Daily News; Madeline Ziniak, Canadian Ethnic Media Association executive chair and OMNI Television national vice president; and Lori Abittan, president and CEO of Multimedia Nova Corporation. Chief Diversity Officer of Ontario Public Service and former journalist Noëlle Richardson will moderate the panel. The discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception in the adjacent cafe. A limited number of tickets are still available at http://cjfethnicmedia.eventbrite.com.

    
    WHO:
    -   Jagdish Grewal, editor and publisher of Punjabi Post;
    -   Shirley Chan, managing editor of the magazine and supplement section
        of Ming Pao Daily News;
    -   Madeline Ziniak, Canadian Ethnic Media Association executive chair
        and OMNI Television national vice president
    -   Lori Abittan, president and CEO of Multimedia Nova Corporation
    -   Noëlle Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer of Ontario Public Service
        and former journalist

    WHAT: THE RISE OF "ETHNIC MEDIA": While mainstream media continue to
    wring hands over the future of newspapers and the loss of ad revenue,
    another more optimistic scenario is playing out across the country. The
    so-called "ethnic media" - journalistic publications and broadcasts
    targeting new and third-language Canadians - are flourishing. CJF
    welcomes Jagdish Grewal, editor and publisher of Punjabi Post; Shirley
    Chan, managing editor of the magazine and supplement section of Ming Pao
    Daily News; Madeline Ziniak, Canadian Ethnic Media Association executive
    chair and OMNI Television national vice president; and Lori Abittan,
    president and CEO of Multimedia Nova Corporation, to discuss their
    respective visions, how they're realizing them and the progress they're
    making. Chief Diversity Officer of Ontario Public Service and former
    journalist Noëlle Richardson will moderate the panel.

    WHERE: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave.

    WHEN:  Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Presentation 6:30-8:00 p.m., Reception
           8:00-9:00
    

Thank you to CJF Forums Exclusive Series Sponsor: BMO FINANCIAL GROUP

SOURCE News - Media

For further information: For further information: Heather McCall, Programs Manager, CJF, (416) 955-0630 or hmccall@cjf-fjc.ca


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