Media Advisory: Keeping Pace with the New Media Ecosystem - Columbia University's Emily Bell in conversation with The Boston Globe's David Skok

TORONTO, April 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Even as news publishers innovate to adapt to digital disruption, the challenges keep coming. When it comes to business models, product development and journalism itself, what will it take for the news industry to remain viable?

Digital pioneer Emily Bell, founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, will discuss the future of news and technology with David Skok, managing editor and vice-president of digital for The Boston Globe, at a Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) J-Talk on May 26.

The discussion, Keeping Pace with the New Media Ecosystem, will take place in Toronto at the TMX Broadcast Centre.

"The most important question that we need to ask in these rapidly evolving times is what will be the impact of this fourth industrial revolution on a free press and how publishers should approach this intersection of technology and journalism," says Skok, a leading thinker on digital disruption in the media. "Emily Bell is an invaluable voice on this critical topic, and I look forward to an important discussion that goes beyond the unicorns to look at the deeper implications of journalism's Silicon Valley embrace."

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

The CJF thanks J-Talk series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CNW.

WHEN: Thursday, May 26 | Discussion: 6:00 p.m. | Reception: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King 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: "Digital pioneer Emily Bell, founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, will discuss the future of news and technology with David Skok, managing editor and vice-president of digital for The Boston Globe, at a Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk on May 26 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160418_C1401_PHOTO_EN_668282.jpg

Image with caption: "Digital pioneer Emily Bell, founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, will discuss the future of news and technology with David Skok, managing editor and vice-president of digital for The Boston Globe, at a Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk on May 26 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160418_C1401_PHOTO_EN_668280.jpg

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

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