TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - For its November 8 J-Talk, The Canadian Journalism Foundation brings together some of the latest arrivals to Canada's media landscape to explore the challenges of starting—and sustaining—a new entity in today's environment.
Catherine Wallace, the former executive producer of the Montreal Gazette's iPad 6 pm edition who explored alternative sources of civic news as the 2016-2017 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, moderates this panel and will explore the questions: In a time when many media outlets are struggling, what does it take to launch something new? And what does it take to sustain it?
The featured speakers are:
Dave Bidini, founder and publisher of The West End Phoenix, a community news monthly just launched in Toronto—ad-free and in print;
Saleem Khan, science and technology editor with The Conversation Canada, an edition of the Australian website that turns academic research into accessible articles;
Erin Millar, editor-in-chief and CEO of Discourse Media, an independent, Vancouver-based website finding success in its collaborative approach to journalism; and
James Mirtle, editor-in-chief of The Athletic in Canada, a version of a subscription sports website expanding across major North American cities.
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.
Please note this first-time location.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 8
Doors open: 5:30 p.m., Discussion 6:00 p.m., Reception 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Sport Gallery, 15 Tank House Lane (Distillery District), Toronto
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.
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For further information: For inquiries: Wendy Kan, Director of Programming, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0975, firstname.lastname@example.org