Vice: The New Establishment?
Suroosh Alvi, co-founder of Vice Media
Suroosh Alvi, co-founder of Vice Media, talks 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.
Febuary 27, 2014
RECENT EVENTS 2013-2014
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.
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.
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.
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.