Amanda LangElena CherneyDavid Moorcroft

State of Financial Journalism

Hosted by CBC News senior business reporter and co-host of The Lang And O'Leary Exchange Amanda Lang. Panellists include Elena Cherney, editor of The Globe and Mail's Report on Business, and former SVP of Corporate Communications at RBC, David Moorcroft.

Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
Innis Town Hall, Toronto


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State of Financial Journalism

Investors big and small feel blindsided by dramatic fluctuations in the stock markets around the world. Many accuse the bankers of manipulation and the journalists of 'aiding and abetting'. Are financial journalists captive of the institutions they cover? Or is financial illiteracy endemic in mainstream media? Why do they seem to consistently get it wrong?

Amanda Lang, senior business reporter for CBC News and co-host of The Lang And O'Leary Exchange, along with Elena Cherney, editor of The Globe and Mail's Report on Business, and former SVP of Corporate Communications for RBC, David Moorcroft, discuss the state of financial journalism.

WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, September 15
Registration 6:30 p.m. / Presentation 7:00 p.m. / Reception 8:30 p.m.


ELENA CHERNEY is editor of The Globe and Mail's Report on Business. Cherney started at the Globe in 2007 as an editor in the Life section. Before joining the Globe, Cherney spent seven years covering Canadian business news as a Toronto-based correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. She has also worked as a reporter for the Montreal Gazette and the National Post. She is a two-time winner of the Edward Goff Penny prize for young journalists. Born in Victoria, B.C., Cherney grew up in Montreal and was educated at Yale University, where she studied English and history.

DAVID MOORCROFT is an award-winning communicator who has worked in the fields of public relations and journalism for 35 years. In 1979, he joined the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) where he eventually became Senior Vice-President of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. He served as the firm’s chief spokesperson, and directed the public affairs strategy for three consecutive CEOs. After retiring from RBC in 2008, David started a consulting firm called Strategy2Communications, which helps companies create and translate organizational strategy to their various stakeholders.


AMANDA LANG is the senior business reporter for CBC News and co-host of CBC's business show The Lang And O'Leary Exchange. Previously, she was co-anchor of SqueezePlay, the Business News Network (BNN)'s nightly national talk show. Before returning to Canada and to BNN in 2002, Lang was an anchor and correspondent at CNN and its business network CNNfn in New York, where she reported from the New York Stock Exchange. She was the New York correspondent for the Financial Post in 1998 and 1999. During her years as a business reporter she has covered stock markets, the economy, financial instruments, the technology beat, Wall Street, Canadian and U.S. politics, and more.