Media Advisory - One evening, two talks: 'The Media as Opposition: Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era'

TORONTO, April 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Award-winning Canadian and international journalists 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, in Toronto on May 24.

In their first live joint appearance, these stellar journalists 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.

"Now, more than ever, we need to fully explore the making and doing of journalism and how it interacts with the upholding of our democratic principles," says Hannah Sung, video and podcast producer for The Globe and Mail, who will moderate the first of the evening's two talks. "We expect the panellists will impart bold and new ideas that we can carry forward as we navigate what it means to be well-informed citizens during a politically turbulent time."

The first discussion features Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a syndicated news program; Naomi Klein, journalist and syndicated columnist; 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 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.

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-$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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