Media Advisory - CJF J-Talk: A conversation with author John Stackhouse and BuzzFeed Canada's editor Craig Silverman

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Less than a week remains to book tickets to see John Stackhouse, the former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail and author of Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution, in a conversation with Craig Silverman, founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada. This  Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk will take place on November 12 in Toronto at the TMX Broadcast Centre.

Stackhouse's three-decade career with the Globe—including five years as editor-in-chief—spanned a period of massive digital disruption to traditional journalism. In Mass Disruption, 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—itcs listicles and videos key drivers of stories via social media.

Earlier this year, BuzzFeed established a Canadian presence with 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.

The discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.

The CJF is grateful to in-kind supporter CNW Group.

WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. West, Toronto
WHEN:
Thursday, November 12 / Discussion 7:00 p.m. / Reception 8:30 p.m.

Each ticket purchase includes: a hardcover copy of John Stackhouse's Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution (retail value: $32) and a chance to meet the speakers at the post-discussion reception at 8:30 p.m.

General admission: $39
Students
(Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $20
Register now

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About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend annual industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speaker's series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also supports journalism websites J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

Image with caption: "John Stackhouse, former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail and author of Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution, will speak at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk on November 12 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151106_C5747_PHOTO_EN_538505.jpg

Image with caption: "Craig Silverman, founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, will speak at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk on November 12 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151106_C5747_PHOTO_EN_538372.jpg

For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396, nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca

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