Media Advisory - Canadian Journalism Foundation presents "Keeping an Eye on

TORONTO, May 17 /CNW/ - Is a news ombuds still needed these days? The Canadian Journalism Foundation is hosting a panel discussion to answer that question and more called "Keeping an Eye on Journalism". The event takes place at Innis Town Hall at the University of Toronto on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. After the presentation, there will be Q&A with the audience followed by a reception in the adjacent café where panelists and guests can continue the discussion.

    Keeping an Eye on Journalism (panel discussion)
    Wikis, bloggers, media critics... or ombuds? Which is better? Is the
    watchdog function more effective inside or outside a media organization?
    The New York Times, the Toronto Star and the CBC have ombuds or public
    editors. The public says it trusts a media organization with that
    position. So why don't more newspapers and broadcasters follow? A CJF
    Forum asks the question -- is an ombuds still needed these days?

    CBC ombuds Vince Carlin
    Toronto Star public editor Kathy English
    National Post assistant managing editor John Racovali
    Ryerson journalism professor Jeffrey Dvorkin will moderate.

    Tuesday, May 25, Presentation 6:30 p.m., Reception 8:00 p.m.

    Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto

    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
    To view past CJF Forums, visit

    Thank you to CJF Forums Exclusive Series Sponsor: BMO FINANCIAL GROUP


The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating journalism websites, (English) and (French), in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, politicians, government officials and academics about the role of the media in Canadian society.

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For further information: For further information: Press inquiries: Heather McCall, Program Manager, Canadian Journalism Foundation,, (416) 955-0630

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