Media Advisory - Limited tickets left for CJF J-Talk featuring BBC, CBC and National Public Radio news leaders

TORONTO, April 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Limited tickets are available for What To Be or Not To Be: The Public Broadcaster's Dilemma, an event presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in Toronto on April 20th.

From reimagining the future of flagship news shows to how voice recognition will impact the future of news delivery, Simon Houpt, senior media writer with The Globe and Mail, will moderate this discussion on the challenges faced by British, Canadian and American public broadcasters. The discussion features James Harding, director of news and current affairs for the BBC, Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News and Michael Oreskes, senior vice-president of news and editorial director for NPR.

The conversation will also explore the increasingly fractured, crowded and competitive media environment, balancing relationships with social media platforms, and what's needed to attract new audiences and retain existing ones.

This discussion is part of the J-Talks series, which explores pressing media issues.

The CJF thanks the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20
Doors open: 5:30 p.m., Discussion 6:00 p.m., Reception 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
General admission: $25
Student tickets (ID required. Limited availability): $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 fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

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


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