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October 2018

A Citizen’s Guite to Real News: Why Trusted Local News Matters

20 October 2018 @ 1:00 pm

In partnership with Western University Enough about fake news. What about the real news? What do citizens of our communities need to know about news that matters? In the midst of the dual crises now challenging journalism and the news industry- dwindling trust and decimated local newsrooms struggling to cover their communities - a special Western University Homecoming speaker's session and panel examines why trusted news matters to the citizens of our democracy. Kathy English, public editor of the Toronto Star and…

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November 2018

Ronan Farrow: Power, Media and Politics

4 November 2018 @ 7:00 pm

A CJF Special Presentation - Watch the video - Listen to the podcast - View the photos  Beginning with last year’s explosive Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker investigation on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual assault, and continuing with his recent reports exposing similar allegations against CBS head Les Moonves, Ronan Farrow has become a leading journalist in exposing how influential figures in media and politics abuse power and hide sexual misconduct. For his role in exposing Weinstein and helping spur the #MeToo movement, Farrow was the recipient…

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How Trump Got Rich: The Real Story

- Watch the video - View the photos - Listen to the podcast With her recent bombshell New York Times front-page story, investigative reporter Susanne Craig helped debunk President Trump’s claim of being a self-made billionaire. For more than a year, Craig and two colleagues followed an unwieldy paper trail, documenting deliberate tax manoeuvres that increased the wealth Trump received from his parents, including acts of outright fraud. Craig discusses the complexities of reporting on Trump, money and politics in this conversation with investigative journalist Julian Sher. Thursday,…

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Guardian of News

29 November 2018 @ 7:00 pm

- Watch the video - Listent to the podcast - View the photos - Read the Toronto Star columns by public editor Kathy English and columnist Heather Mallick - Listen to the interview on CBC Radio's The Current - Read the interview with The Globe and Mail's senior media writer Simon Houpt Over a 20-year career as editor of the British daily The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger oversaw the publication of ground-breaking journalism: the WikiLeaks story, the phone-hacking scandal, the mass government surveillance as disclosed by U.S National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. As he…

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