TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - With journalists and struggling media organizations under siege from false information fed by social media and an antagonistic U.S. president, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) presents State of Media: Survival Strategies in the Age of Misinformation, a J-Talk on October 17 at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
The event features leading media industry thinkers. On the panel are: Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and journalism professor at the City University of New York; Jay Rosen, author and journalism professor at New York University, who writes the PressThink blog; and Vivian Schiller, CEO of the Civil Foundation, which makes philanthropic grants in support of journalism and upholds the ethics of Civil, a blockchain platform that supports a global community of quality newsrooms.
"It's hard to think of a time when the media and journalism were being rocked by as many disruptive forces as they are now, whether it's the pressure on publishers to find sustainable business models or the weaponization of misinformation, or the general decline of trust in the press worldwide," says veteran Canadian journalist Mathew Ingram, now chief digital writer with the Columbia Journalism Review, who will moderate the conversation. "That's why I'm looking forward to talking with Jeff and Jay and Vivian, three of the leading media thinkers today."
This event is part of the annual 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: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
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: $30
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, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, email@example.com