Media Advisory - Google: Journalism's Greatest Frenemy?

Google's Richard Gingras in conversation with The Globe and Mail's David Walmsley

TORONTO, April 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Is Google more friend or foe to news publishers? Richard Gingras, senior director of news at Google, will discuss the delicate symbiosis between the powerful tech company and the news media it aims to serve, in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) presents this J-Talk, Google: Journalism's Greatest Frenemy?, on May 5 in Toronto at the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

The Silicon Valley-based Gingras oversees Google News, which connects more than one billion unique readers each week to articles from media in 72 countries and 45 languages.

"This is your chance to hear from one of the most influential Googlers in the world," says Walmsley, a member of the CJF board. "What Richard Gingras decides affects the entire news industry."

Google's latest technology allows news articles to load faster on mobile devices, and its algorithms control which pieces appear at the top of a web search. But with constant disruptions to the industry, how does Google see its role in relation to the future of journalism?

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

The CJF thanks J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group, reception sponsor Accenture and in-kind supporter CNW.

WHEN: Thursday, May 5 | Discussion: 6:00 p.m. | Reception: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Toronto Region Board of Trade (4th floor), First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St. West, Toronto

General Admission: $25
Students
(Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $15
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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 J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

Image with caption: "Richard Gingras (pictured), senior director of news at Google, will be in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail at a J-Talk presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation on May 5 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160411_C1293_PHOTO_EN_662013.jpg

Image with caption: "Richard Gingras, senior director of news at Google, will be in conversation with David Walmsley (pictured), editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail at a J-Talk presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation on May 5 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160411_C1293_PHOTO_EN_662011.jpg

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

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