The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s (CJF) popular J-Talks Live kicked off its fall season with a special two-part event focused on news startups. Startups have become a recent bright spot in a media industry struggling to survive in the digital era and post-pandemic environment. Indeed, dozens of startups are thriving by filling coverage gaps such as community news and topics often overlooked by mainstream newsrooms.
In the two-part virtual event, the CJF showcased 10 visionaries to share their insights on their growing media sector, new business models and current challenges.
At the second event, on Thursday, September 15 at 1 p.m. EDT, the CJF presented the new wave leaders of recent outlets that are filling coverage gaps and connecting with new audiences. The featured speakers are Brett Chang, co-founder, and CEO of The Peak; Matthew DiMera, founder of The Resolve; Eden Fineday, business aunty and contributing storyteller, IndigiNews; and Anita Li, founder, and CEO of The Green Line. Linda Solomon Wood, CEO and editor-in-chief of Canada’s National Observer leads this discussion.
PART TWO: THE NEWS STARTUPS: THE NEW WAVE
September 15 | 1 p.m. EDT
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