Media Advisory - Finding A Way Forward: The Changing Ways Canadians Get Their News

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - How are Canadians getting their news, and whom do they trust to provide it? The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in partnership with the Public Policy Forum (PPF), is exploring Canadians' attitudes toward the media in a public opinion poll, conducted recently by Earnscliffe Strategy Group for PPF's study on News, Democracy, Policy and Truth. A special panel discussion on the results and what they mean for the future of news in Canada takes place on January 26 in Toronto.

"We need to know more about how Canadians perceive the media, how they find news, what they value, the role it plays in their lives and in the country, and how they see the media's future," says Christopher Waddell, CJF Board member and associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, who will be moderating the discussion.

The survey addresses all those issues as the first step in what the CJF plans to be a broader focus on research about audience habits and preferences and the changing nature of journalism work.

Waddell will be in conversation with former Globe and Mail editor Edward Greenspon, now president and CEO of the Public Policy Forum; pollster and pundit Allan Gregg, principal with Earnscliffe Strategy Group; and former journalist April Lindgren, now associate professor at the Ryerson University School of Journalism, to explore how public perceptions differ between social media and mainstream news organizations and whether or not the government has a role in financially supporting news outlets.

For this event, the CJF is grateful for the generosity of in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26
Registration: 5:30 pm | Discussion: 6:00 p.m. | Reception: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto

Student tickets (ID required. Limited quantity available.): $10
General Admission: $20
Register now


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 (English) and (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information: For inquiries: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396,


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