TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Whether Canadian or American, magazines face a turbulent time negotiating the digital shift. The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) explores the challenges in its J-Talk, Digital or Bust? The Future of Magazines on November 30 in Toronto.
"The issue is no longer if magazines need to reconsider their business models, but how," says Laas Turnbull, chief audience officer for ZoomerMedia, who will moderate the panel. "Like all other traditional media, print is under attack and there's no clear path forward."
In Canada, Toronto Life celebrates 50 years, The Walrus looks to build on its foundation funding model and Rogers Media is moving towards online-only editions. South of the border, the president of the venerable thinking person's monthly, the 166-year-old Harper's Magazine, remains firmly committed to the virtues of words on paper. Is this all cause for celebration or despair?
Join special guest John R. (Rick) MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine; Sarah Fulford, editor-in-chief of Toronto Life; Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief of The Walrus, and Steve Maich, senior vice-president of digital content and publishing for Rogers Media for this conversation on the challenges facing magazines.
The discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.
The CJF is grateful for the generosity of J-Talk series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 30 | Discussion: 6:30 p.m. | Reception: 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
Early bird (Limited quantity available.): $20
Student tickets (ID required. Limited quantity available.): $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 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.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
Image with caption: "The Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk on the future of magazines features: John R. (Rick) MacArthur, president and publisher of Harpers Magazine; Sarah Fulford, editor-in-chief of Toronto Life; Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief of The Walrus, Steve Maich, senior vice-president of digital content and publishing for Rogers Media; and moderator Laas Turnbull, chief audience officer for ZoomerMedia, in Toronto on November 30.. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161110_C1803_PHOTO_EN_815497.jpg
For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396, firstname.lastname@example.org