Media Advisory - One week left - Google: Journalism's Greatest Frenemy?

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

TORONTO, April 28, 2016 /CNW/ - How does Google see its role when it comes to the future of journalism? 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.

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.

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, will Google's role in the news industry shrink or grow more powerful?

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

SPECIAL OFFER: Save $10 when tickets are purchased for two talks exploring the future of journalism
General admission tickets to May 5 and May 26 Keeping Pace with the New Media Ecosystem: $40

General Admission: $25
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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 (left), senior director of news for Google, will be in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, for a Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk in Toronto on May 5. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160428_C5231_PHOTO_EN_677764.jpg

Image with caption: "Richard Gingras, senior director of news for Google, will be in conversation with David Walmsley (right), editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, for a Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk in Toronto on May 5. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160428_C5231_PHOTO_EN_677762.jpg

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

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