Media Advisory - Politics and Democracy in America - An Ottawa event

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, this discussion explores the role of media in a time when many feel anxious, vulnerable and subject to legitimized hate—or, on the other extreme, ignored by the mainstream media altogether. How should journalists best report on this populist president who has sought to demonize and bypass the media?

Taking place on February 16 in Ottawa, this event features breakout journalism stars of the U.S. election Susanne Craig, the New York Times investigative reporter who got the scoop on Donald Trump's potential huge tax deduction, and David A. Fahrenthold, the Washington Post reporter who exposed Trump's questionable charitable giving.

"It's the story everybody has a view on," says David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail and moderator of this discussion. "Join the conversation as we tackle the biggest story on the continent this year. Are White House correspondents going to have to work harder to cover the facts or will they be satisfied to be spoon-fed a daily diet of churnable newsfeeds? Join Susanne, David and me as we wrestle with a new normal and ask, 'What does this mean for journalists and the audience?'"

This special J-Talk is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in partnership with The Globe and Mail.

The CJF is grateful for the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group, venue sponsor National Arts Centre and in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.

WHEN: Thursday, February 16
Registration: 6:30 pm | Discussion: 7:00 p.m. | Reception: 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: National Arts Centre (Salon), Ottawa, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

General Admission: $42
Student tickets (ID required. Limited quantity available.): $22
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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

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


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