Media Advisory - Politics and Democracy in America - A Toronto event

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, breakout journalism stars of the U.S. election will explore the question: How to best report on this populist president who has sought to demonize and bypass the media?

Taking place on February 15 in Toronto, this discussion features Susanne Craig, the New York Times investigative reporter who got the scoop on Donald Trump's potential huge tax deduction; David A. Fahrenthold, the Washington Post reporter who exposed Trump's questionable charitable giving; and Daniel Dale, the Toronto Star's Washington bureau chief, who won international acclaim for his daily fact-checking of Trump's statements.

"America's new president is nearly impossible to cover with the tools in the conventional journalistic kit," says Neil Macdonald, CBC News columnist who will moderate this discussion. "Facts to him are utterly irrelevant; he attacks those who dare report them. And yet, unlike Mr. Trump, we must take our jobs seriously. How?"

This discussion will explore 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.

This special J-Talk is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in partnership with the Toronto Star.

The CJF is grateful for the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group, sponsor Global Public Affairs and in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15
Registration: 6:30 pm | Discussion: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (Jane Mallett Theatre), 27 Front Street East, Toronto

Tickets: $22 - $62
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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: For inquiries: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396,


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