Media Advisory - 'Future of Magazines' panel to feature speakers from Harper's Magazine, Toronto Life, The Walrus, Rogers Media and ZoomerMedia

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Special guest John R. (Rick) MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine, will speak alongside Canadian magazine editors and publishers for a Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) J-Talk Digital or Bust? The Future of Magazines. The event takes place on November 30 in Toronto.

The panel discussion will explore how American and Canadian publications are negotiating the digital shift. 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?

Speakers also include 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. Laas Turnbull, chief audience officer for ZoomerMedia Ltd., will moderate.

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

General Admission: $25
Student tickets:
(ID required. Limited quantity available.): $15

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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

Image with caption: "Speakers for the CJF J-Talk in Toronto on Nov. 30 include Harper's Magazine's John R. MacArthur, Toronto Life's Sarah Fulford, The Walrus's Jonathan Kay, Rogers Media's Steve Maich and ZoomerMedia's Laas Turnbull (moderator). (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at:

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


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