Media Advisory - CJF J-Talk: Meet Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron, in conversation with National Post Editor Anne Marie Owens

TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - As Executive Editor of The Washington Post, Martin Baron is uniquely positioned—he works at the only news organization that has the financial and digital backing of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. So what is Bezos's vision for the Post?

To explain, Baron will speak with Anne Marie Owens, Editor of the National Post, at The Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk on November 18. The event takes place in Toronto at the TMX Broadcast Centre at 7:00 p.m.

With the support of Bezos, journalists and journalism observers hope to see an injection of innovation and energy and a rethinking of the business model for the storied newspaper—legendary for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovering Watergate. And with Baron at the editorial helm, can the venerable Washington institution become a model for other papers?

Baron is an editor with enviable journalistic cred. The Boston Globe and Miami Herald won Pulitzer Prizes while he was at the helm. Having assumed his current role in 2013, he oversees the Post's print and digital news operations with a staff of about 700. In the last two years, the Post won three Pulitzers.

One of the six Pulitzers at the Globe was for its investigation into a pattern of concealing clergy sex abuse in Boston's Catholic parish, now adapted in the movie Spotlight, with Liev Schreiber playing Baron.

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

The CJF thanks J-Talk series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CNW Group.

WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. West, Toronto
Wednesday, November 18 / Discussion 7:00 p.m. / Reception 8:30 p.m.

General admission: $30
(Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $15
Register now


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 (English) and (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

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For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396,


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