Media Advisory - Limited tickets left for 'Beyond Missing and Murdered Women: Covering Indigenous Communities'

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Limited tickets remain for Beyond Missing and Murdered Women: Covering Indigenous Communities, a panel discussion exploring media coverage of Indigenous affairs in Canada's new era of truth and reconciliation.

The event takes place November 3 in Toronto, and is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) and sponsored by Ryerson University's School of Journalism.

The four-person panel will explore the impact of ground-level changes—the creation of dedicated beats, units, internships and university courses—intended to bring greater awareness to the history and challenges faced by Indigenous communities. 

Join Lenny Carpenter, program manager of the Indigenous Reporters Program for JHR and a member of the Attawapiskat First Nation; Karyn Pugliese, executive director of News and Current Affairs for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and a member of the Algonquin First Nation of Pikwàkanagàn; and Toronto Star reporter Tanya Talaga, who has worked on its award-winning series on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and whose grandmother is a member of Fort William First Nation; and Connie Walker, investigative reporter with CBC News, who is Cree and was raised on the Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan.

Duncan McCue, host of Cross Country Checkup (CBC Radio One), will moderate the discussion. McCue is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, and is the creator of an online guide for journalists, Reporting in Indigenous Communities.

JHR recently released its report Buried Voices: Changing Tones, an examination of media coverage of Indigenous issues in Ontario. Talaga, McCue and Walker were contributors to the report, and Carpenter was the editor.

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: Thursday, November 3 | Discussion: 7:00 p.m. | Reception: 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Eaton Lecture Theatre (RCC 204), Rogers Centre of Communications, Ryerson University, 80 Gould St., Toronto

General Admission: $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: "Journalists for Human Rights' Lenny Carpenter, APTN's Karyn Pugliese, Toronto Star's Tanya Talaga,CBC News' Connie Walker and CBC Radio's Duncan McCue will speak about covering Indigenous communities at a talk presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation and JHR on November 3 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at:

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


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