Media Advisory - CJF's first J-Talk in Vancouver - Election 2015: How the Votes Were Won

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is proud to present its first J-Talk in Vancouver on Tuesday October 27, with political journalists discussing federal election results in the wake of this tight and historic long-running race.

"While the CJF holds an annual J-Talk in Ottawa that covers media and politics, we believe it is important to expand this conversation to other parts of the country," says John Cruickshank, chair of the CJF and publisher of the Toronto Star. "Given the importance of the current federal election, we expect this panel of speakers will have plenty to discuss."

Speakers will explore the strategies and issues that had an impact on Canadian votes—from the role of attack ads, social media and limited media coverage to hot-button issues such as the niqab and Syrian refugees.

Tom Clark, chief political correspondent for Global National and the host of The West Block with Tom Clark, will moderate the panel featuring Susan Delacourt, author and columnist for the Toronto Star; Adam Radwanski, political columnist with The Globe and Mail; Hannah Thibedeau, political reporter for CBC News; and Paul Wells, political editor of Maclean's magazine.

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

Thank you to J-Talk series sponsor BMO Financial Group, reception sponsor Shaw Communications and in-kind supporter CNW Group.

WHERE: Segal Building, Simon Fraser University, 500 Granville St., Vancouver
WHEN:
Tuesday, October 27
Doors open and reception: 5:30 p.m., Discussion: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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 J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

Image with caption: "Speakers for The Canadian Journalism Foundation's first J-Talk in Vancouver include Susan Delacourt, author and columnist for the Toronto Star; Adam Radwanski, political columnist with The Globe and Mail; Hannah Thibedeau, political reporter for CBC News; and Paul Wells, political editor of Maclean’s magazine; and Tom Clark, chief political correspondent for Global National and host of The West Block with Tom Clark (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151016_C6421_PHOTO_EN_522951.jpg

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

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