Guilty Pleasure or Real News?
It's driving eyeballs to websites and media organizations love it. From Miley Cyrus to Gwyneth Paltrow, media outlets are betting—for better and for worse—that names in the news will sell. Is celebrity gossip real news or simply "click bait" in the digital universe?
To examine the phenomenon, join Ben Mulroney, anchor of CTV's etalk; Alison Eastwood, editor-in-chief of Hello! Canada; Malene Arpe, who writes the Toronto Star Stargazing pages; and Jonathan Kay, comment pages editor of the National Post.
This discussion will be moderated by Simon Houpt, senior media writer for The Globe and Mail.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West, Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, November 28 Registration 6:00 p.m. / Presentation 6:30 p.m. / Reception 8:00 p.m.
Early bird tickets (Limited quantity.): $20
Student tickets (ID at the door. Limited quantity.): $15
General admission tickets: $25
To register, visit http://cjfcelebrity.eventbrite.ca
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, 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, J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French), in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, government officials, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
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