TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - As fans look to connect with athletes, understand the latest scandal and track the business aspects of their teams, how are media and journalists tackling the challenge? The Canadian Journalism Foundation's upcoming J-Talk More than Hockey: Canada's Expanding Sports Media Landscape will explore these questions on February 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
"Sports coverage has changed fundamentally in the last decade, and the ground hasn't stopped shifting," says Stephen Brunt, writer and broadcaster with Rogers Sportsnet, who will speak on the panel. "Most of the old rules no longer apply. At the same time, the demand for sports media content has never been higher."
Bruce Arthur, sports columnist with the Toronto Star, and Brenda Irving, commentator with CBC Sports Weekend, join Brunt for this discussion on the future of sports journalism. What is technology's impact on how reporters cover the big leagues, the amateurs, as well as emerging issues—from the NFL's handling of players' off-field conduct to concussions in hockey? And with Canada's sports landscape shifting with our demographics, what are the next big sports Canadians will clamber to watch?
The discussion is followed by a cocktail reception where attendees will have the opportunity to meet the featured speakers.
The discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring the major issues and challenges shaping journalism.
Thank you to CJF J-Talks exclusive series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CNW.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. West, Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 5
Registration: 6:00 p.m. / Discussion 6:30 p.m. / Reception 8:00 p.m.
Early Bird Tickets (Limited quantity available): $20
Students (Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $15
General Admission: $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 industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speakers' 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.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
Image with caption: "Bruce Arthur, sports columnist with the Toronto Star, Brenda Irving, commentator with CBC Sports Weekend, and Stephen Brunt, writer and broadcaster with Rogers Sportsnet, will speak at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's Feb. 5 J-Talk in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150120_C7385_PHOTO_EN_10388.jpg
For further information: Media Contact: Wendy Kan, Program Manager, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0394 x502, [email protected]