TORONTO, March 28, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) upcoming J-Talk, Fallout from the Field, will explore the personal and professional aftermath for journalists reporting on war, natural disasters, crime and other difficult stories. The event takes place on April 16 at the TD Bank Tower in Toronto.
"Reporters can come across some heartbreaking and horrific stories," says moderator Michelle Shephard, a three-time Toronto Star National Newspaper Award winner now a freelance journalist, author and filmmaker. "What toll does that take both on the journalists themselves and the media in general? We'll talk about this and more with the women and men who are, or have been, on the front lines and with an expert who can speak directly to this issue."
Join our speakers: University of Toronto psychiatry professor Dr. Anthony Feinstein, a pioneer in the study of mental health trauma among journalists; Paul Hunter, Washington-based correspondent for CBC News; Peter Akman, investigative correspondent for CTV's W5; Nil Köksal, host of World Report on CBC Radio; and Patrice Roy, host of En Direct on Radio-Canada.
The conversation will delve into how journalists cope with the emotional trauma, moral quandaries and PTSD after covering stories that involved human cruelty or suffering, and how their experiences shaped their future reporting.
This event is part of the annual J-Talks series, which explores pressing media issues.
The CJF thanks the generosity of in-kind supporter TD.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Doors open: 6:00 p.m., Discussion 6:30 p.m., Reception 8:00 p.m. WHERE: TD Bank Tower, 66 Wellington St. W., 54th Floor, Toronto General admission: $25 Student tickets (ID required. Limited availability): $15 Buy tickets
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: Natalie Turvey, President and Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, [email protected]