Media Advisory - CJF J-Talk: British investigative reporter Nick Davies talks phone-hacking, the return of Rebekah Brooks and the power of the new press council

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Nick Davies, the British reporter who exposed the phone-hacking scandal in Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire, will share his thoughts about the power of the press, the return of Rebekah Brooks as CEO of News UK and the effectiveness of press councils at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk on September 24.

Davies will be in conversation with investigative journalist Gillian Findlay, co-host of CBC's the fifth estate, at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. The CJF is proud to present this J-Talk in partnership with CBC News.

Davies uncovered the unethical relationships between reporters and private investigators as they targeted phones of the British royal family, politicians, celebrities such as Hugh Grant and Angelina Jolie, and, most disturbingly, the phone of a missing teenager, later found dead. His reporting resulted in the demise of News of the World and sparked Britain's Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press. Davies's subsequent book, Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught up with Rupert Murdoch, provides a primer on the power of investigative reporting and the dangers of unethical journalism.

A freelancer, Davies writes regularly as a special correspondent for The Guardian and has been honoured with numerous awards, including the 2011 Journalist of the Year by the Foreign Press Association in London. Davies also played a key role in The Guardian's publication of secret U.S. military and diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks.

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

The CJF is grateful for the generous support of partner CBC News, series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CNW Group.

WHERE: Glenn Gould Studio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 250 Front St. West, Toronto
WHEN:
Thursday, September 24 / Discussion 7:00 p.m. / Reception 8:30 p.m.

Each ticket purchase includes: a hardcover copy of Nick Davies's latest book Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch (retail value: $29.95) and a chance to meet the author at the post-discussion reception at 8:30 p.m.

General admission: $49
Students
(Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $25
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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: "Nick Davies, the British investigative journalist who exposed the phone-hacking scandal in Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire, talks power of the press and the return of Rebekah Brooks at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk on September 24 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150908_C4002_PHOTO_EN_492257.jpg

Image with caption: "Nick Davies, the author of Hack Attack, will be in conversation with Gillian Findlay, co-host of CBC's the fifth estate, at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk on September 24 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150908_C4002_PHOTO_EN_492255.jpg

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

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