ProPublica's Eric Umansky delivering keynote on objectivity at #CAJ17

OTTAWA, March 28, 2017 /CNW/ - ProPublica's Eric Umansky will deliver a keynote presentation on the death of journalistic objectivity on April 29 during the Canadian Association of Journalists' annual national conference in Ottawa.

Umansky, a Pulitzer-Prize winning editor, will explain why journalists should abandon traditional objectivity—and what should replace it. At a time when terms like "alternative facts" are bandied about, and newsrooms are debating the role of the media in calling a lie a lie—even when it comes from the President of the United States—the independent, non-profit newsroom's deputy managing editor will lay out a roadmap on how to replace objectivity with a new god: evidence.

His presentation is just one in a series of conversations at #CAJ17 on the evolution of the news industry—and how we should tackle the challenges facing journalism.

Registration is currently open for this two-day conference, with fees starting at $249 plus HST for CAJ members for the full weekend, including a ticket to the conference banquet and gala. Rates for unemployed journalists and CAJ student members start at $75. Discounts are available for CAJ Award finalists as well those registering in a group. These early bird rates will rise on April 21.

For those intending to stay at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, our conference room rates starting at $169 plus taxes and fees for a single room may still be available on request. Other preferential rates may also still be available.

The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing nearly 500 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information: Nick Taylor-Vaisey, CAJ President, Cell: 647.968.2393, Email: nick@caj.ca

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