• National Arts Centre, Ottawa
  • February 16, 2017 - 19:00
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Our Toronto event travels to Ottawa! Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, this talk explores the role of media in a time where many feel anxious, vulnerable and subject to legitimized hate—or, on the other extreme, ignored by the mainstream media altogether. How best to report on this populist president who has sought to demonize and bypass the press?

This discussion featured breakout journalism stars of the U.S. election: Susanne Craig, the New York Times investigative reporter who got the scoop on Donald Trump’s tax returns, and David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post reporter who exposed Trump’s charitable activities. David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, moderates this discussion about the role of journalists in these uncertain times.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Registration 6:30 p.m.  |  Discussion 7:00 p.m.  |  Reception 8:30 p.m.
National Arts Centre (Salon)
1 Elgin Street, Ottawa


SUSANNE CRAIG is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. She joined the paper in 2010 and has been covering Donald Trump and his finances since early 2016. She is the reporter who received portions of his 1995 tax returns in her mailbox. Craig, a Canadian, has also worked at The Wall Street JournalThe Globe and Mail and The Financial Post. At The Journal, Craig was the lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. She is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award and a Michener Award. @susannecraig
DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD is part of a team at The Washington Post covering Donald Trump's businesses, and potential conflicts of interest for Trump and his aides. While covering the 2016 presidential campaign for the Post, he exposed revelations--much of it with help from callouts on Twitter--about Trump's charitable giving. He has been at the Post since 2000, and previously covered Congress, the federal bureaucracy, the environment, and the D.C. police. @fahrenthold

DAVID WALMSLEY is the editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail. Before his appointment in 2014, he was the director of news content at CBC News responsible for coverage across digital, radio and television. He is a veteran of leading media organizations in Canada, having come to Canada as a launch editor of the National Post in 1998. He has also worked at the Toronto Star and held two previous positions at The Globe, as the managing editor and national editor. Before his arrival in Canada he worked as a news reporter for The Belfast TelegraphThe Daily Record in Glasgow and in London he worked for The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph. He was the associate producer of a documentary for Channel 4 television, The Final Flight of Zulu Delta 576, that culminated in a successful 17-year-long investigation into the worst helicopter accident in the Royal Air Force’s history. @WalmsleyGlobe







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