TORONTO, April 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Amy Goodman's remarkable career is built on casting light into the corners where mainstream media fail to look. An award-winning investigative journalist, she is host and executive producer of the independent daily news program Democracy Now!, broadcast on public television and radio stations worldwide.
Goodman will be in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, for this J-Talk presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in partnership with The Globe and Mail, on May 19 in Toronto at the Glenn Gould Studio.
"Democracy Now! is one of the last great independent voices where those in the United States, Canada and beyond get an unbridled truth filled with facts and attitude," says Walmsley, a member of the CJF board. "Refreshingly, the facts come first. Telling-it-like-it-is, Amy Goodman doesn't take prisoners…except for those she is trying to free. Find out what she thinks about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the entire U.S.-melee."
The co-author of five bestsellers, Goodman's latest book, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America, co-written with David Goodman and Denis Moynihan, looks back at U.S. political change over the past two decades.
With Walmsley, Goodman will discuss media coverage of the U.S. election, America's role in international conflicts, and the challenges and successes of running an independent news show.
The CJF J-Talks series explores issues and challenges shaping journalism. The CJF thanks J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CNW.
Amy Goodman's book Democracy Now! is available for $24 with each ticket purchase, 30 per cent off the list price.
WHEN: Thursday, May 19 | Discussion: 6:00 p.m. | Reception and book signing: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, 250 Front St. West, Toronto
General Admission: $25 (Ticket with book: $49)
Students (Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $15 (Ticket with book: $39)
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
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For further information: For inquiries: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396, firstname.lastname@example.org