Digital Journal announces 'The Future of Media' event in Toronto, expert
panel to discuss social media, mobile on Sept. 8

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TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - is proud to announce it will host a must-see panel discussion on Sept. 8 featuring some of the most influential leaders in Canadian media and business.

Dubbed The Future of Media, the event starts as a live panel discussion that will explore how media organizations are adapting to the Web, how social media has influenced journalism, and what the future holds for media professionals. The event ends with an interactive Q&A with audience members and users on Twitter and Facebook.

This highly anticipated event will take place Wednesday, September 8 at the Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West) at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and guests are advised to arrive early because demand is so high.

The Future of Media panel includes a diverse lineup of industry leaders: Jordan Banks, Managing Director of Facebook Canada; Anjali Kapoor, Managing Editor of the Globe and Mail Digital; David Skok, Senior Producer of Online Content for Global News; Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar Mobile; and Mark Evans, a digital marketing and social media strategist and co-founder of the MESH conference. The Future of Media will be moderated by

Panelists will address how social and digital media are changing traditional journalism; why social services such as Facebook are increasingly being regarded as a discovery point for news; how real-time information is changing mainstream media and the role of mobile devices; and how changing media consumption habits offer a glimpse into the future of media.

"The Future of Media conference is emerging as a focal point in the discussion of how digital media continues to grow and evolve in response to new technology and consumer demand," said Steve Macfarlane, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Suite 66, Canada's largest independent online advertising sales organization. "It's a wonderful opportunity to join this discussion, hear the issues and opportunities and meet the people shaping the future of Canada's media."

The Future of Media event is sponsored by Queensway Audi, Toronto's No. 1 Audi dealer; Suite 66, Canada's largest independent online advertising sales organization; Dell Canada; Rogers Wireless; Flip Video; Palm; and CNW Group, Canada's leading newswire provider.

At The Future of Media event, sponsors are providing many high-end gadgets and tech toys as raffle prizes to attendees. The prizes include: a 32GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G (3G data plan sold separately) courtesy of Suite 66; a Dell Studio 15 notebook with artist lid courtesy of Dell Canada; 5 Flip Ultra HD camcorders courtesy of Flip Video; a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate smartphone courtesy of Rogers Wireless; and a Palm Pre smartphone with Touchstone Charging Dock courtesy of Palm.

More info on the event can be found by visiting or the following social media release:

About is a global digital media company and online news outlet read by millions of people. Headquartered in Toronto, covers breaking news from around the world and is a recognized leader in social news with 25,000 reporters in 175 countries around the world. also consults news organizations on how to empower their audience to acquire content, drive revenue and increase engagement from digital media properties.

About The Future of Media: started its annual Future of Media event in 2009 to bring media executives, entrepreneurs, developers and journalists into one place to talk about changes in the media landscape. As the only free event of its kind, it's widely talked about and widely attended by the who's who in Canadian media and business.


For further information: For further information: For images, interview opportunities, press passes to the event, contact Digital Journal CEO Chris Hogg at 416-410-9675 or

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