TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - As powerful new tech tools alter the way we connect and communicate, the Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) upcoming J-Talk will explore Driving Innovation in Media. The event takes place on January 31 at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
The discussion features two of journalism's top innovators, Aron Pilhofer, the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University in Philadelphia, and Inga Thordar, executive editor of London-based CNN Digital International. They will consider the challenges and opportunities in driving news innovation.
"I'm excited to have a conversation with these two changemakers to explore what's catalyzing the transformations we're seeing in journalism — and what might come next," says Kathy Vey, executive producer of digital with TVO, who will moderate the discussion.
Earlier, Pilhofer was a reporter for The New York Times and executive editor of digital at The Guardian, while Thordar was a senior editor at BBC World, responsible for TV and digital production teams around the globe.
This event is part of the annual CJF's J-Talks series, which explores pressing media issues.
The CJF thanks the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CISION.
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 31, 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-955-0396