TORONTO, March 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation and Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication are proud to present On the Hill, Online and In the Loop: How Social Media is Changing Politics and Reporting, two back-to-back panels taking place on March 27 at Carleton University's Commons Building in Ottawa.
This is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism, and is the first CJF event to take place in Ottawa.
Social media gives politicians more access to reporters. But is the public losing out on the conversation? Do politicians have more or less control of their message? Does it help reporters strengthen their political sources? Join our back-to-back panels as politicians, then political reporters, discuss how social media is changing the way they work.
Politicians Talk Social Media
Tony Clement, MP for Parry-Sound Muskoka and President of the Treasury Board
Megan Leslie, MP for Halifax
Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
Christopher Waddell, director of the School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University (moderator)
Political Reporters Talk Social Media
Glen McGregor, Ottawa Citizen
Kady O'Malley, CBC.ca
David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
Joanna Smith, Toronto Star
Nick Taylor-Vaisey, Maclean's
Andrew Potter, managing editor, Ottawa Citizen (moderator)
WHERE: Commons Building (Residence Commons), Rm 270, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Carleton University, Ottawa
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 / Registration 6:00 p.m. / Discussion 6:30 p.m. / Reception 9:00 p.m.
Student tickets (ID at the door, limited quantity available): Free
Early bird rate (Until March 15): $20
General Admission: $25
To purchase a ticket, visit http://cjfhillonline.eventbrite.com/.
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.ca (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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