TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - On October 23rd, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and the Facebook Journalism Project are partnering to explore the question: has social media helped or hindered our understanding and engagement in an increasingly fast-paced, complex, and information dense world?
Moderated by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and Facebook's Director of Strategic Communications, Anne Kornblut, panelists including Denise Balkissoon, Jonathan Kay, Jane Lytvynenko, Naheed Mustafa, and Patrick Lagacé will discuss fundamental questions about the role of technology in broadening or limiting our human connections, access to truth, and ability to hold power accountable.
The event will also include the announcement of a new CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award promoting Canadian news literacy—a joint initiative of the CJF and the Facebook Journalism Project.
WHEN: Monday, October 23
Doors open: 6:30 p.m., Discussion 7:00 p.m., Reception 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Facebook Canada, 661 University Ave (MaRS building, West Tower), 12th Floor, Toronto
The event will also be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/cjffjc
Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Facebook Canada
Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation
David Walmsley, Chair, The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Anne Kornblut, Director, Strategic Communications, Facebook
Denise Balkissoon, The Globe and Mail
Jonathan Kay, Freelance writer and author
Jane Lytvynenko, Buzzfeed Canada
Naheed Mustafa, Freelance writer and broadcaster
Patrick Lagacé, La Presse
This event is part of the annual 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.
General admission: $25
Student tickets (ID required. Limited availability): $15
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.
Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. More than 23 million Canadians use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. The Facebook Journalism Project is designed to support journalism and news literacy, and to serve as a hub for journalists and publishers to learn and share. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. All other brand or product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
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