Next CJF Forum May 25 "Keeping an Eye on Journalism"

TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ -

    
    Canadian Journalism Foundation Newsletter
    May 2010

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    PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR NEXT CJF FORUM
    KEEPING AN EYE ON JOURNALISM
    Tuesday, May 25 / 6:30 p.m. / Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto
    

Wikis, bloggers, media critics...or ombuds? Which is better? Is the watchdog function more effective inside or outside a media organization? The New York Times, the Toronto Star and the CBC have ombuds or public editors. The public says it trusts a media organization with that position. So why don't more newspapers and broadcasters follow? A CJF Forum asks the question -- is an ombuds still needed these days?

Join our panellists -- CBC ombuds Vince Carlin, Toronto Star public editor Kathy English and National Post assistant managing editor John Racovali -- as we answer this question and more. Ryerson journalism professor Jeffrey Dvorkin will moderate. After the audience Q&A, there will be a cocktail reception where guests and panellists can continue the discussion.

    
    WHEN: Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.; Reception 8:00 p.m.
    WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto
    

Tickets are $15 or $5 with student ID. Visit the EVENT PAGE (http://cjfombuds.eventbrite.com) for more details and to buy tickets.

Thank you to CJF Forums Exclusive Series Sponsor: BMO FINANCIAL GROUP

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    THE CANADIAN JOURNALISM FOUNDATION
    13th ANNUAL AWARDS GALA
    JUNE 10, 2010 Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
    

Be among the first to find out which news organizations win the coveted Excellence Award at the must-attend journalism event of the year, where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top newspeople.

    
    Hosted by
    PETER MANSBRIDGE
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD presented to
    LISE BISSONNETTE
    with an HONORARY TRIBUTE to
    JIM BALSILLIE and MIKE LAZARIDIS,
    co-CEOs of Research in Motion.
    

LIMITED SEATING is still available -- call 416-955-0975 to reserve seats.

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CJP welcomes Michel Dumais as ProjetJ R-E-C

The Canadian Journalism Project -- a collaboration between the Canadian Journalism Foundation and leading journalism schools and organizations across the country -- is pleased to welcome Michel Dumais to the team as the new Rédacteur-en-chef of PROJET.CA. Michel brings a wealth of journalism and new media experience to ProjetJ. His work has appeared in Le Devoir, le Soleil, Le Droit, Voir, Les Affaires and l'Actualité, and he's spoken at various conferences on subjects related to technology and communication. Michel officially started his position on May 1, 2010, at the conclusion of current and founding R-é-c Colette Brin's term. Welcome, Michel!

The CJF would also like to congratulate J-SOURCE.CA associate editor Dana Lacey on her National Magazine Award co-nomination in the Service: Personal Finance and Business category. The National Magazine Awards are June 4 in Toronto. You can find links to nominee lists for these awards as well as other Canadian journalism awards in the Awards News section of J-Source.

(http://www.j-source.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=233)

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    SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 15-17, 2010
    Rotman Media Management Executive Education Program
    

The Media Management Executive Education Program (MMEEP), launched in 2009 in collaboration with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, returns this year with an updated program, new sessions and new speakers. Canada's only management certificate program for journalists, this program exposes participants to areas of management in which they may have limited practical and applied experience. It addresses the challenges facing media executives today and helps equip managers with the necessary tools to make smarter strategic and operational decisions.

The Fall 2010 residential program will be held from Friday, October 15 to Sunday, October 17, 2010 inclusive. Learn more about the program at the MMEEP site. (http://ep.rotman.utoronto.ca/open/MMEEP/)

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