TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ -
Join The Canadian Journalism Foundation for its J-Talk Face-off: Are We Getting What We Deserve From Sports Reporters? on May 23 in Toronto at the TMX Broadcast Centre.
Where does the truth lie when pro players and reporters work for the same big company? When players and teams can communicate directly with fans on Twitter, what's left for sports journalists? When sports reporting requires a detailed knowledge of economics, is the story still about the game?
"Far from being a trivial diversion, sports matter, and they matter more than ever," says Steve Maich, publisher and editor-in-chief of Sportsnet magazine, who will speak on the panel. "And so, it's a good time to ask whether sports fans are getting what they need from the reporters and editors charged with examining and interpreting this multi-billion dollar industry that so many of us care passionately about."
Maich joins Carly Agro, host and reporter for CBC Sports, Bruce Kidd, champion runner, sports expert and University of Toronto professor, and moderator Bruce Dowbiggin, sports journalist and broadcaster, for a discussion on the challenges facing sports journalism.
The event is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.
Thank you to CJF J-Talk exclusive series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. West, Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, May 23 / Registration 6:00 p.m. / Discussion 6:30 p.m. / Reception 8:00 p.m.
Student tickets (ID at the door, limited quantity available): $15
General Admission: $25
To purchase a ticket, visit http://cjffaceoff.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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