Media Advisory - CJF J-Talks presents 'The Media as Opposition: Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era'

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - In their first live joint appearance taking place in Toronto on May 24, some of the world's most unrelenting truth seekers will discuss the need to apply constant, critical pressure on an American president who threatens the fabric of democracy, journalism and civil society.

Award-winning journalists and authors Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Matt Taibbi will appear in a two-part evening, The Media as Opposition: Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era, presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in partnership with The Globe and Mail.

"The evening will set the stage for the audience to understand the challenges facing journalists who seek to knock official narratives off their stride," says David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, who will moderate one of the two discussions. "It should be an unforgettable evening."

The first discussion features Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!; Naomi Klein, journalist and syndicated columnist; Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-prize winner and co-founder of The Intercept; and Jeremy Scahill, war correspondent and co-founder of The Intercept. Their conversation will be moderated by Hannah Sung, video and podcast producer for The Globe and Mail.

The second discussion features Matt Taibbi, author of the recently published Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus and contributing editor to Rolling Stone, in conversation with Walmsley, on journalism's response to this ongoing circus and chaotic presidency. Taibbi's book will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is part of the CJF J-Talks series, which explores pressing media issues.

The CJF thanks to The Nikita Foundation, CPAC and The Lavin Agency.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto
Tickets: $45-$105
Buy tickets online
Alternative ticket purchase methods: Visit the Roy Thomson Hall box office in person or call 416-872-HALL.

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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 fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

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

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