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January 2018

The Reliable Source in the Age of Misinformation: A Conversation with Brian Stelter

31 January 2018 @ 7:00 pm

In partnership with   - View the livestream - View the J-Source liveblog - View the photos - Listen to the podcast - Watch Brian Stelter on CTV Your Morning - Read the interview in The Globe and Mail You can't be well-informed about the media and journalism if you don't pay attention to the stellar work of CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter. Through his must-watch Sunday morning show, Reliable Sources, which examines the week's top media stories, and his must-read Reliable Sources newsletter, Stelter's media literacy work shines light…

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February 2018

Funny Fake News: A Conversation with The Beaverton

- View the photos - Watch the video - Listen to the podcast - View the J-Source liveblog What's the difference between fake news and satire? If you don't know, The Beaverton can explain it. The weekly TV satirical news show on The Comedy Network (adapted from the popular website TheBeaverton.com) pokes fun at Canadian and world events with deft, scathing scrutiny.  But what is the role of satire in journalism? And is it even more relevant in these noisy, nonsensical times? What issues are simply too sensitive…

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March 2018

The Stories Behind the Stories that Matter

6 March 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

- View the photos - Listen to the podcast - View the video  They are the journalists who produced some of Canada's most recent poignant and powerful stories. What challenges lie behind reporting these important pieces? From the first notion of an idea to its final fruition—and even after a story airs or is published—hear about the process and its results from three of this country's top investigative journalists. In celebration of International Women’s Day, join Robyn Doolittle, investigative reporter for The Globe and Mail, on…

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April 2018

Striking the Balance: Privacy and Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age

4 April 2018 @ 2:00 pm

In partnership with A half-day symposium exploring the right to be forgotten - View the video: Part 1 and Part 2 - Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of the symposium - View the photos _ View the coverage on CPAC - View the results of the poll by Maru/Matchbox, commissioned by the CJF. View the press release. - See the Canadian Marketing Association's Attitudes towards Privacy and Transparency, presented by Amanda Maltby - View the CJF Symposium White Paper The so-called right to be forgotten is coming to Canada. Earlier this year, the Office of…

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

- View the photos - Read the J-Source liveblog - Listen to the podcast - Watch the video 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…

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Reportage as Superpower: A Conversation with Emily Steel

25 April 2018 @ 7:00 pm

- View the photos - View the video - Watch the interview with Emily Steel on The National, CBC News - Podcast coming soon It’s true. Emily Steel, Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter with The New York Times, took down the bad guys with her reporting. With the media industry as her beat, she and a colleague exposed former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s settlements with multiple women over sexual harassment and other inappropriate behaviour--now known to total more than $45 million. She went on to report about the toxic culture at Vice…

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May 2018

Building Trust in Media

2 May 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

- Watch the livestream - View the photos - Listen to the podcast - View the event on CPAC - Read the J-Source liveblog In an age of misinformation, disinformation, AI and media manipulation, how can news organizations and platforms like Google build trust with audiences? Join our speakers: Richard Gingras, vice-president of news at Google, and Craig Silverman, media editor with BuzzFeed News; Hossein Derakhshan is an Iranian-Canadian writer and researcher on a joint Harvard Shorenstein and MIT Media Lab fellowship who recently co-authored the report Information Disorder, commissioned by…

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Fixing Newsroom Culture: A conversation with Lara Setrakian

In partnership with - View the photos - View the video - Watch the Facebook Live on the RTDNA Canada page - View the J-Source liveblog - Listen to the podcast  Lara Setrakian is co-founder of Press Forward, an organization looking to improve newsroom culture in the wake of media-industry sexual harassment allegations—including her own against journalist Mark Halperin while at ABC News. She is also co-founder and CEO of News Deeply, a digital media company that mixes investigative reporting, expert analysis and community insights to create single-theme platforms that cover…

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October 2018

Going Local or Going Niche: New News Opportunities

4 October 2018 @ 6:30 pm

- View the photos - Watch the livestream - Listen to the podcast  Where some see pitfalls in the media business, others see opportunity. So it is with Village Media, which is expanding its hyper local Ontario online news sites across smaller cities during a general decline in community newspapers. So it is, too, with media startup The Logic, a subscription news site focused on Canada's innovation economy — and whose founder believes the future of local news may lie in more creative uses of technology. Join…

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State of Media: Survival Strategies in the Age of Misinformation

- Watch the video - Watch the CPAC broadcast on Public Record - View the photos - Listen to the podcast  Journalists and media organizations around the world are under siege from misinformation fed by social media and an antagonistic U.S. president. How should journalism and democracy respond to this dual challenge? How can journalists ensure truth overrides false information? How should they respond to public attacks and historic levels of mistrust? At the same time, many media are seeking sustainable business models and some are…

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