Media Advisory - New speaker for May 24 CJF J-Talk: Juan González joins 'Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era'

TORONTO, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Juan González, co-host of Democracy Now!, a syndicated daily news program, will join Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Matt Taibbi in a two-part evening, The Media as Opposition: Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era, in Toronto on May 24.

In addition to his role at Democracy Now! where he has served for the past 21 years, González is a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University. He was a staff columnist for New York's Daily News until his retirement from the paper last year; he is one of the founders of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists; and he is also the author of four books, including News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media.

González will join the evening's first discussion, alongside Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!; Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-prize winner and co-founder of The Intercept, an online investigative journalism publication; and Jeremy Scahill, war correspondent and another co-founder of The Intercept. The conversation will be moderated by Hannah Sung, video and podcast producer with The Globe and Mail. Naomi Klein, journalist and syndicated columnist, has withdrawn from this panel.

The second discussion features Matt Taibbi, author of the recently published Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus and contributing editor to Rolling Stone, in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, on journalism's response to this chaotic presidency.

The panels will discuss the need to apply constant, critical pressure on a U.S. president who many feel threatens the fabric of democracy, journalism and civil society. This J-Talk is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in partnership with The Globe and Mail.

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

The CJF thanks The Nikita Foundation, CPAC and The Lavin Agency.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto
Tickets: $45-$95
Buy tickets online 
Alternative ticket purchase methods: Visit the Roy Thomson Hall box office in person or call 416-872-HALL.


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


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