TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan is the featured speaker for the Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk Trust, Truth and Trump on May 28 at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
Sullivan became the Post's media columnist in 2016, the same year Donald Trump was elected president. Since then, she's cast her critic's eye across the journalism landscape: from the troubling "conjoined twins" relationship between Trump and Fox News, to the coverage of potential U.S. presidential candidates, to the press-freedom issues surrounding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
"The U.S. story is riveting, but has the media become hysterical in its self-proclaimed quest for truth?" asks David Walmsley, editor-of-chief of The Globe and Mail and chair of the CJF, who will moderate the discussion. "I am looking forward to talking with Margaret and asking her about the tough job she has, scrutinizing the media during the white heat of a debate that shows no sign of abating."
Sullivan's career includes being public editor of The New York Times and the first female editor of The Buffalo News, her hometown paper where she started as a summer intern. She was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board from 2011 to 2012 and was twice elected a director of the American Society of News Editors, where she led its First Amendment committee. Sullivan has taught in graduate journalism schools at Columbia University and City University of New York.
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 supporter CISION.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Doors open: 6:00 p.m., Discussion 6:30 p.m., Reception 8:00 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, 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, President and Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, [email protected]