• Toronto Reference Library
  • June 13, 2017 - 19:00

In conjunction with the Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Star, as part of the Star Talks and CJF J-Talks series.

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- Read the J-Source live blog.

Tim Wu, law professor at Columbia University and author who coined the phrase "net neutrality", and Mathew Ingram, senior writer for Fortune magazine, discuss the blight of fake news.

A bookseller will be present at this event and the author will be signing. Credit, debit and cash accepted. 

Ticket Holders: Limit two tickets per valid email address. Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm. As most Appel Salon events are free, it is policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend you arrive early.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.

Tuesday, June 13
Appel Salon
Toronto Reference Library

780 Yonge Street | Toronto

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is an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Wu's fields of interest are the Internet, media and communications industries. Wu joined the Law School in 2006 and teaches copyright, communications law and policy, antitrust, as well as other courses. Wu started his career as the technical marketing director of Riverstone Networks, Inc., in 2000. He became associate professor of law at the University of Virginia from 2002 to 2004. Wu served as chairman of Free Press from 2008 to 2011. Most recently, Wu was named senior advisor of the Federal Trade Commission from 2011 to 2012. Wu is the author of the Master Switch, Who Controls the Internet, and Net Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination. @superwuster

MATHEW INGRAM is an award-winning journalist and media consultant who has spent the past two decades writing about business, technology and new media as well as advising companies on their social-media strategy. He is currently a senior writer with Fortune magazine, where he writes about the evolution of media and web culture, and prior to that he did the same thing for Gigaom, a digital-only media outlet based in San Francisco. Before that, Mathew was the first-ever communities editor at The Globe and Mail, specializing in social-media development and strategy. He developed the newspaper's approach to online comments and moderation, launched its Facebook page, pioneered a wiki-style site devoted to political discussion, and helped dozens of writers and editors figure out Twitter. Prior to that, Mathew spent 15 years as a reporter and columnist at the Globe before becoming the newspaper's first online columnist in 2000. He was also its first blogger. In addition to the Globe and Fortune, Mathew's writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the New Zealand Herald, as well as on Bloomberg and Reuters, and he has advised media outlets such as the Toronto Star on their digital and social-media strategy. @mathewi


has been public editor of the Toronto Star since 2007. Kathy began her journalism career at the Brantford Expositor in 1976. She has since reported and edited for six Canadian daily newspapers including the Star and the Globe and Mail. She was a faculty member with Ryerson School of Journalism from 1989-1999. In her Ryerson sabbatical year, she completed a Master’s degree in Canadian history, writing a thesis on 20th century newspaper ownership trends and the demise of family ownership of Canadian newspapers. After departing from Ryerson’s journalism faculty, Kathy launched websites for two Canadian media companies, SunMedia (Lifewise.ca) and Transcontinental Media (Mochasofa.ca) and also directed the launch of the San Francisco-based parenting website, BabyCenter Canada. Kathy served on the board of the National Newspaper Awards for 5 years and is a former board member of the Association of News Ombudsmen. She is currently co-chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s programming committee. As well, she is a member of the professional advisory committee of the Sheridan College journalism program, a member of the board of the Gordon Sinclair Foundation and a member of the advisory board of Informed Opinions. @kathyenglish