TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation will explore the challenges facing the news business in its upcoming J-Talk "Gutenberg's Last Stand: Reinventing the Modern Newspaper." This event takes place on October 18 at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto and features editors of Canada's leading newspapers.
Newspapers embraced "digital first" and all things Internet as the way ahead, even as their online-only counterparts struggled to find their own financial footing. But with digital dollars stalling, what's next: video, longreads, quick hits?
Lou Clancy, vice-president of editorial and editor-in-chief of Postmedia News; Michael Cooke, editor of the Toronto Star; Charlotte Empey, editor-in-chief of Metro English Canada; and John Stackhouse, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail will discuss the latest challenges to journalism and strategies to save the news business. Scott White, editor-in-chief of The Canadian Press, will moderate this CJF J-Talk, the second sold-out event of the season.
"Our biggest challenge: defining the role of tomorrow's newspaper in a world where people access news as it happens," says Empey. "That calls for rethinking what newspapers 'do' and what digital 'does' to create a seamless and partnered news experience, where and when our consumers want it."
The CJF J-Talks series explores the issues and challenges shaping next-generation journalism. Top media executives and senior journalists from the country's major news outlets will be among those attending this editors' panel.
"To a great extent, these are the editors who not only determine the news agenda, but their boots-on-the-street reportage actually fuels the blogosphere," says Bob Lewis, chair of The Canadian Journalism Foundation. "They are the old-new agenda-setters."
Ipsos is conducting a poll on behalf of the CJF addressing how Canadians consume news, with the results to be released prior to October 18.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, October 18: Registration 6:30 p.m. / Presentation 7:00 p.m. / Reception 8:30 p.m. www.cjf-fjc.ca/j-talks
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
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