The tech effect on news reporting - is traditional journalism dead?

    The Canadian Journalism Foundation hosts a panel discussion on April 5

    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - Join The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF)
on Thursday, April 5, for a panel discussion on the Internet's effect on
journalism. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Seating is
limited so if you plan to attend please register at or visit
our website to register online.

    What:  The Internet has revolutionized the way we publish and consume
           information. "Citizen journalists" can immediately broadcast
           breaking news to millions of people through blogs and online
           communities, while audiences download free podcasts and webcasts
           specific to their niche interests. In effect, the world has come
           to expect personalized, 24/7 news coverage. What impact does this
           have on traditional media outlets, from both an editorial and
           business perspective? Can the news institutions of the past
           compete with today's new media mavericks?

    Who:   Join Mathew Ingram, Business and Technology Columnist for the
           Globe and Mail, Mark Evans, Vice President, Operations of
           b5media inc., Hugh Dow, President of M2 Universal media planning
           and buying, and moderator Amber MacArthur, CityNews' New Media
           Specialist, for a lively discussion about the future of

    When:  Thursday April 5, 2006
           6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
           Reception to follow

    Where: Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto
           214 College St., 3rd floor
           Entrance is on St. George just north of College, west side of
           the street
           Link to campus map: (see entrance
           indicated by yellow arrow from St. George pointing to 'KS'

    About the Canadian Journalism Foundation
    Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a
not-for-profit organization that exists to contribute to the achievement of
excellence in Canadian journalism. Better journalism means a better-informed
citizenry and an improved democratic process. Through leadership seminars,
panel discussions and other activities the Foundation builds bridges and
fosters open, informed dialogue between leading public and private
organizations and the media.

For further information:

For further information: Heather McCall, Program Coordinator, The
Canadian Journalism Foundation, Phone: (416) 955-0630, Email:

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