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When the Media Becomes the News: Covering Media, Power and Politics

24 April 2018 @ 6:30 pm

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In this era of #MeToo, misinformation, and media industry upheaval, the media has become the news and journalists who cover the beat are on the frontlines making front page headlines. Hear from reporters covering these turbulent Trumpian times: Michael Calderone, the senior media reporter at Politico who has built a steadfast career covering the intertwining worlds of the press and politics; and Emily Steel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times business reporter who has covered sexual harassment in newsrooms — from reporting on the toxic culture at VICE Media to breaking the story, with a colleague, on multiple settlements by former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Ioanna Roumeliotis, reporter with CBC News’ The National, moderates this discussion.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Doors open 6:00pm  |  Discussion 6:30pm  |  Reception 8:00pm TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower 130 King St. West, Toronto


Michael Calderone

Michael Calderone is the senior media reporter for Politico and writes the Morning Media newsletter. He previously covered the press and politics for HuffPost, Yahoo News, and The New York Observer, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR. Calderone is a member of the adjunct journalism faculty at New York University and lives in Brooklyn with his wife Miriam and son Noam.  @mlcalderone



Emily Steel

Emily Steel is an award-winning business journalist at The New York Times, where she has covered the media industry since 2014. Her reporting exposed a series of settlements related to sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly, the former Fox News host. Her investigation into Vice Media found four settlements involving allegations of sexual harassment or defamation and more than two dozen women who said they had experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct at the company. The reporting laid the foundation for an international reckoning over issues of sexual misconduct. Along with other New York Times staff, she won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, and was acknowledged with a special citation for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Freedom to Write Award from the Pen Center USA. Before joining The Times, Ms. Steel spent two years at The Financial Times as its media and marketing correspondent. Before that, Ms. Steel worked at The Wall Street Journal for six years. During her time at The Journal, Ms. Steel contributed several stories to the What They Know and End of Privacy series about the pervasive practices of tracking Americans online. The work was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2012 and won a Gerald Loeb Award and a Sigma Delta Chi public service award in 2011. @EmilySteel


Ioanna Roumeliotis

Ioanna Roumeliotis is an award winning reporter with CBC News, The National.  Roumeliotis began her career in Montreal’s local newsroom in 1995. In 2000, she moved to Toronto to become a reporter with The National. In 2001, Roumeliotis was part of the first Canadian TV crew to report from New York City after the attacks of Sept. 11. Over the years, she worked on award-winning series about the ugly side of cosmetic surgery as well as teen suicide. She continues to cover many major news events from the Via Rail terror plot, to the Quebec City mosque shootings. More recently, she broke the story of Canada’s #metoo movement and the silence breakers who rocked the theatre world. Currently, Roumeliotis is immersed in the still unravelling murder investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Fluent in English, French and Greek, Roumeliotis holds degrees in Political Science from McGill and Journalism from Concordia University. @IoannaCBC  



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24 April 2018
6:30 pm
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