TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - What's the difference between fake news and satire? The anchors and creators of the weekly satirical TV news show The Beaverton will explain it at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) J-Talk on February 13 in Toronto.
Adapted from the popular website TheBeaverton.com, the Comedy Network show pokes fun at Canadian and world events with deft, scathing scrutiny. But what is the role of satire in journalism? And is satirical news more relevant in these noisy, nonsensical times?
"The question for the so-called mainstream media is - how do we keep up?" says Adrienne Batra, editor-in-chief of the Toronto Sun, who will moderate the discussion.
This conversation features Beaverton co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas, along with show co-creators, co-showrunners and co-executive producers Luke Gordon Field and Jeff Detsky.
This event is part of the J-Talks series, which explores pressing media issues.
The CJF thanks the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CISION and CPAC.
TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., 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 excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend annual industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speaker's series, we facilitate 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.
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For further information: For inquiries: Wendy Kan, Director of Programming, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0975, [email protected]