TORONTO, April 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Emily Steel and Politico reporter Michael Calderone will speak about the role of media in this era of #MeToo, misinformation and media industry upheaval at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) J-Talk on April 24 in Toronto.
"The role of journalists has morphed into truth defenders as much as truth tellers, especially in the Trump era where the concept of "fake news" has contributed to an unprecedented level of media distrust," says Ioanna Roumeliotis, reporter with CBC News's The National, who will moderate the conversation. "As for the #MeToo movement, the challenge of turning an unforgiving mirror on our own workplace culture as journalists is also a relatively new challenge."
Emily Steel is the New York Times business reporter who, with her colleague Michael Schmidt, took down former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly with revelations of payouts—now totalling more than US$45 million–to multiple women over sexual harassment and other inappropriate behaviour. Steel went on to report about the toxic culture at Vice Media involving four settlements over sexual harassment and defamation allegations. For these pieces, she was part of a team of New York Times reporters who yesterday won the Pulitzer Prize for public service.
Michael Calderone is the senior media reporter at Politico who has built a steadfast award-winning career, including a prestigious National Press Club award, covering the intertwining worlds of the press and politics.
Tickets for "When the Media Becomes the News: Covering Media, Power and Politics" are now available.
This event is part of the annual J-Talks series, which explores pressing media issues.
The CJF thanks the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CISION and CPAC.
WHEN: April 24, 2018
Doors open: 6:00 p.m., Discussion 6:30 p.m., Reception 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
General admission: $25
Student tickets (ID required. Limited availability): $15
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: Wendy Kan, Director of Programming, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org