TORONTO, April 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Tickets are available for the CJF J-Talk The Walking Dead: Do Traditional Art Critics Have a Future?, presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation and BMO Financial Group in Toronto on April 25.
With armchair art and theatre critics proliferating online, with media cutbacks reducing the number of those who critique for a living, and with celebrity news trumping cultural coverage, is the traditional cultural critic less--or more--relevant than it once was?
This discussion explores the state of cultural criticism, including the impact of online media, with Ben Brantley, chief theatre critic, The New York Times; Robert Cushman, theatre arts critic, The National Post; and Peter Schjeldahl, arts critic, The New Yorker.
"In an age when everyone can be a cultural critic, what does it take to be a first rate visual arts or theatre critic?" says Sara Angel, visual arts journalist and Trudeau Doctoral Scholar at the University of Toronto's Department of Art, who will explore this question and others as moderator of the discussion.
This event is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.
WHERE: BMO Financial Group, York Room, 68th Floor, First Canadian Place, 100 King St. West, Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, April 25 / Registration: 5:30 p.m. / Discussion: 6:00 p.m. / Reception 7:30 p.m.
Student tickets (ID at the door, limited quantity available): $15
General Admission: $25
To purchase a ticket, visit http://cjfartcritics.eventbrite.ca/#.
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating journalism websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ (French), in co-operation with the country's leading journalism schools; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, government officials, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
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