Media Advisory - CJF J-Talk on investigative reporting: The Guardian's Nick Davies in a conversation with the fifth estate's Gillian Findlay

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - As a special correspondent for The Guardian, Nick Davies broke the story of phone-hacking by News of the World, rocking the British establishment. Then he wrote Hack Attack, a book about reporting on the scandal. Now, George Clooney is directing a movie based on his book.

Join us as Davies discusses the impact of his reporting, the return of Rebekah Brooks as CEO of News UK and the effectiveness of the post-scandal press council 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's 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. He 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 series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CNW Group.

WHERE: Glenn Gould Studio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 250 Front St. West, Toronto
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
(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 (English) and (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, will be in conversation with Gillian Findlay, co-host of CBC's the fifth estate, at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk in Toronto on Sept. 24. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at:

For further information: Wendy Kan, Program Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0975,


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