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April 24: J-Talk in Calgary
Covering the Oil Patch

It is an age when the words "tar" and "oil" applied to "sands" can delineate opposing sides; when "Keystone" elicits every emotion except indifference; when a proud province becomes a global petro power and citizens debate the legacy of Big Oil. In  the middle of the conflict are the energy reporters of Alberta, some of whom have the additional challenge of covering the "home team."  How well are they doing the job? How do they provide balance in the face of a massive industry with powerful roots in their community? What is the view from afar?

Discussion
Jameson Berkow
The western bureau chief for BNN moderates this panel.

 

 

To answer these questions--and to disabuse conventional wisdom, join Claudia Cattaneo, western business columnist for the National Post, Clifford Krauss, Houston-based national energy correspondent for The New York Times, Gillian Steward, Calgary-based journalist and teacher at Mount Royal University, and Deborah Yedlin, business columnist for the Calgary Herald.

April 24, 2014
Reception: 5:00 p.m.  |  Discussion: 6:00 p.m. 
Calgary Petroleum Club (Devonian), 319 5 Ave. SW, Calgary, T2P 0L6

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All ticket prices include drinks and light snacks.
Student (Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $15
General Admission: $30

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Does the Press Gallery Matter?

Tom Clark, the chief political correspondent for Global News and host of The West Block moderated this panel with speakers Jennifer Ditchburn, senior parliamentary correspondent for the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press, Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Multiculturalism, Senator Jim Munson, a former long-time member of the Press Gallery, and David Akin, national bureau chief for Sun Media and host of Battleground.

April 9, 2014  |  7:00 p.m.
National Arts Centre (Salon), 53 Elgin St., Ottawa
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Vice: The New Establishment?

Suroosh Alvi, co-founder of Vice Media, talked with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio One’s The Current, about Vice’s journey from counter-culture Montreal magazine to New York-based media conglomerate, its unconventional approach to covering conflict zones, and plans to invest $50 million in their news operations over the next three years.

February 27, 2014  |  6:30 p.m.
Beer Academy, 75 Victoria St., Toronto
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Turning Digital Into Dollars

Canada’s top publishers Phillip Crawley, publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail; John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star; Gerry Nott, senior vice-president of the eastern region, Postmedia Network; and André Pratte, editorial pages editor of La Presse, discussed revenue mixes and models in a shifting media landscape. Joshua Benton, founder and director of the Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University, moderated this discussion.

January 23, 2014  |  6:30 p.m.
TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
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Celebrity Journalism: Guilty Pleasure or Real News?


 

Malene Arpe, who writes the Toronto Star Stargazing pages; Alison Eastwood, editor-in-chief of Hello! Canada; Jonathan Kay, comment pages editor of the National Post; Ben Mulroney, anchor of CTV's etalk; and Simon Houpt, senior media writer with The Globe and Mail, discussed celebrity journalism.

November 28, 2013  |  6:30 p.m.
TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
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The Coveted Journey: From Journalist to Bestselling Author


 

Linwood Barclay, the former Toronto Star humour columnist turned author of suspense novels, and Lisa Gabriele, the former showrunner at CBC’s Dragons’ Den who found success with an erotic novel first published under a pseudonym (now turned into a trilogy), talked about the journey from journalist to bestselling author in this discussion with The Globe and Mail's Books editor Jared Bland.

October 22, 2013  |  6:30 p.m.
TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
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Gawking, Gossip and Crowdfunding: Is this the New Journalism?

John Cook, editor-in-chief of Gawker, discussed media ethics, coverage of Toronto mayor Rob Ford and crowdfunding in a conversation with Jeffrey Dvorkin, media ethics commentator and director of the journalism program at University of Toronto Scarborough.

September 19, 2013  |  6:30 p.m.
TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
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