Tickets go on sale today at 12:00 p.m. via Ticketmaster using this link.
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2018 /CNW/ - Ronan Farrow, the investigative journalist behind the explosive Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker investigation on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual assault, will speak at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) coming J-Talk, Ronan Farrow: Power, Media and Politics. The event takes place November 4 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.
Farrow's recent pieces exposing similar allegations against CBS head Les Moonves, along with an article, reported with Jane Mayer, of a second woman accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of inappropriate sexual behaviour, cements his status as a leading investigative journalist when it comes to covering how influential figures in media and politics have allegedly abused power and hidden sexual misconduct.
"Ronan Farrow's bombshell run of reporting proves that meticulous investigative journalism can spark global conversations and provoke powerful change," says CJF Executive Director Natalie Turvey. "His judicious reporting has shifted workplace culture as we know it."
Hear Farrow's take on the challenge of changing cultures and power dynamics, in conversation with Robyn Doolittle, investigative journalist with The Globe and Mail, whose own reporting into the way Canadian police services handle sexual assault cases prompted a national overhaul of policy, training and practices.
Meanwhile, in Farrow's bestselling book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, the former diplomat pivots to a different realm of power, that of America's influence abroad. The book will be available for sale at the event. (No book signing will be available.)
For his role in exposing Weinstein and helping spur the #MeToo movement, Farrow received the 2018 CJF Special Citation for excellence in journalism.
This event is part of the annual J-Talks series, which explores pressing media issues.
The CJF thanks the generosity of media partner The Globe and Mail, J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CISION.
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
Doors open: 6:00 p.m., Discussion 7:00 p.m
WHERE: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (Bluma Appel Theatre)
27 Front St. E., Toronto
Tickets will be available today at 12:00 p.m. via Ticketmaster using this link
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers' series, the CJF facilitates 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, [email protected]