Open source hero or government's worst nightmare?
TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Glenn Greenwald, who has championed making secret documents fodder for daily news, will be the featured speaker at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto on October 21.
Working with whistle blower Edward Snowden to publish U.S. National Security Agency secrets, Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, lawyer and co-founding editor earlier this year of online publication The Intercept. He speaks with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, about power, secrecy and journalism's role in an era of digital openness.
"The work of Glenn Greenwald amounted to the largest leak of secrets in the history of mankind," says Walmsley. "I hope you can join this CJF event, where we promise to reveal more on what went into making this journalism sensation a reality. The conversation will also project the future, and some ideas of where the story is headed."
Greenwald, author of four best-selling books, lives in Rio de Janeiro.
The discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.
Thank you to CJF J-Talks exclusive series sponsor BMO Financial Group, media partner CBC News and in-kind supporters CNW and The Globe and Mail.
WHERE: Glenn Gould Studio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 250 Front St. West, Toronto
WHEN: Tuesday, October 21 / Discussion 7:00 p.m. / Reception 8:30 p.m.
Each ticket purchase includes a hardcover copy of Glenn Greenwald's latest book No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State and entry to the post-event reception with the speakers at 8:30 p.m.
General admission: $49
Students (Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $25
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 supports journalism websites J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
Image with caption: "Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who reported on classified NSA documents Ieaked by Edward Snowden, is the featured speaker at the CJF J-Talk on October 21 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140926_C2591_PHOTO_EN_6027.jpg
Image with caption: "David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, will discuss power, secrecy and journalism's role in an era of digital openness with Glenn Greenwald at the CJF J-Talk on October 21 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140926_C2591_PHOTO_EN_6028.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information: Media Contact: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0394 x501, email@example.com