Media Advisory - New speaker: Vicky Mochama of Metro News joins tonight's 'Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era'

Limited tickets available

TORONTO, May 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Vicky Mochama, national columnist with Metro News, will join Amy Goodman, Juan González, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Matt Taibbi in a two-part evening, The Media as Opposition: Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era, in Toronto on May 24.

Mochama is the national columnist for Metro News where she writes on race, gender and Canadian politics. She co-hosts the podcast Safe Space with Buzzfeed social news editor Ishmael Daro. She is also a humour writer and a co-author of the best-selling Canadaland Guide to Canada. Her writing has been published in The Globe and Mail, TVO, NOW magazine and CBC.ca.

Mochama will join the evening's first discussion, alongside Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a syndicated daily news program; Juan González, co-host of Democracy Now!; Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-prize winner and co-founder of The Intercept, an online investigative journalism publication; and Jeremy Scahill, war correspondent and another co-founder of The Intercept. The conversation will be moderated by Hannah Sung, video and podcast producer with 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 David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, on journalism's response to this chaotic presidency.

The panels will discuss the need to apply constant, critical pressure on a U.S. president who many feel threatens the fabric of democracy, journalism and civil society. This J-Talk is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in partnership with The Globe and Mail.

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

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

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