TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - As various issues get worked out, post-cannabis legalization, the Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk Setting the Standard for Cannabis Journalism will explore the challenges journalists face in responsible reporting. The early evening event takes place on February 7 at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
"You could say that cannabis is Canada's youngest industry — because of that, there are many more questions to be asked than answers that exist," says Vanmala Subramaniam, business reporter with the Financial Post, who will moderate the conversation.
"That's where the role of journalists come in," Subramaniam adds. "In an industry where stock volatility is prevalent, companies are consistently merging or consolidating, and investors are often overloaded with information (or, indeed, misinformation), it is imperative that reporters do what they do best: tell Canadians what's fact and what's not."
The cannabis industry's influence is far-reaching, affecting public health and safety, policymaking, the economy and talk of a "pot-com" bubble.
Join our speakers focused on cannabis coverage: Megan Henderson, executive producer, The GrowthOp.com; Manisha Krishnan, senior writer and host with VICE; Armina Ligaya, business reporter with The Canadian Press; and Mark Rendell, business reporter with The Globe and Mail.
This event is part of the annual J-Talks series, which explores pressing media issues.
The CJF thanks the generosity of sponsor Global Public Affairs, J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CISION.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Doors open: 6:00 p.m., Discussion 6:30 p.m., Reception 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
General admission: $25
Student tickets (ID required. Limited availability): $15
Students must be 19 years of age or older to purchase tickets and attend this event. Photo ID will be required for entry.
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers' series, the CJF facilitates 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 fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information: For inquiries: Natalie Turvey, President and Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, [email protected]