TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Traditional newspaper outlets are throwing
up paywalls, pouring resources into digital, and increasing the amount
of sponsored content—all in an effort to find a sustainable business
model for journalism. The question is: What's working?
Publishers from Canada's top news outlets will discuss the challenges
the industry faces at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk Turning Digital Into Dollars at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto on January 23. The panel
discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.
"The newspaper industry is still seeing its traditional business erode
and not enough progress online," says Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, who will
moderate the discussion. "But there are interesting ideas being tested
and tried that might help support the reporting we all value."
Phillip Crawley, publisher of The Globe and Mail; John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star; Gerry Nott, senior vice-president of the eastern region, Postmedia Network; and André Pratte, editorial pages editor of La Presse, will discuss revenue mixes and models in a shifting media landscape.
Thank you to CJF J-Talk exclusive series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. West,
WHEN: Thursday, January 23 / Discussion 6:30 p.m. / Reception 8:00 p.m.
General admission: $30
Students (Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $15
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in
journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through
an annual awards program; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue
among journalists, business people, academics and students about the
role of the media in Canadian society; by supporting journalism
websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ (French), in co-operation with the country's leading journalism
schools; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education,
training and research.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
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