J-Talks 2022

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February 2022

News ‘ForYou’: How TikTok is helping newsrooms reach new audiences

February 1 @ 1:00 pm

TikTok’s immense popularity among Gen Z users and more than one billion global user-base make the app an enticing storytelling tool for news publishers. Many newsrooms are reaching hundreds of thousands of young followers that they previously struggled to engage with off the platform. On February 1, The Canadian Journalism Foundation welcomes a panel of trailblazing journalists who are using the video-sharing network to bring news content to a whole new generation. They’ll share their insights on TikTok’s use as…

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Reporting on the Ground in Afghanistan

February 22 @ 1:00 pm

Only days after the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan last August, the world watched in awe as the Taliban swiftly retook control. Desperate and visceral images of Afghans clinging to evacuation planes, lifting children over Kabul airport’s barbed wire fences, and stories of crisis dominated news coverage for weeks. On February 22, the CJF welcomes a panel of storytellers who were there before and during the takeover, to share their insights into the challenges, safety issues and nuances of covering…

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April 2022

Reimagining Business Journalism

April 20 @ 12:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted labour markets globally. Housing affordability, precarious work, stagnant wages, social isolation, labour inequity and the drive to automation, are some of the major challenges facing the modern employee. On April 20, Reimagining Business Journalism explores how newsrooms are rethinking their business coverage to reflect the post-COVID economy and ensure relevance among a new generation of younger, more diverse readers. The Canadian Journalism Foundation welcomes a panel of thought leaders in business journalism to share their insights on the…

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September 2022

The News Startups: Ecosystem Builders

September 13 @ 1:00 pm

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 who shared their insights on their growing…

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The News Startups: The New Wave

September 15 @ 1:00 pm

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…

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October 2022

An Inside Look at Investigations into Sexual Abuse Allegations in Organized Hockey

Investigative reporting on organized hockey in Canada has revealed a toxic culture of sexual, possibly illegal, misconduct. As a result, Canada’s governing body for its national sport – Hockey Canada – is facing an ongoing crisis and official scrutiny regarding its response to allegations going back to 1989, largely exposed by rigorous investigative journalism. The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s (CJF) J-Talk series on October 4 explored the media’s role in bringing these scandals to light. The event took place in person…

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November 2022

Above the Fold: A Personal History of The Toronto Star

In his posthumously published Above the Fold: A Personal History of the Toronto Star, legendary publisher John Honderich shares the inside story of operating a newspaper "for the benefit of the public." Honderich, who died suddenly in February, provides a historical first-hand account of his beloved newspaper's journalistic drive for excellence as it strived to live up to its core founding principle of "Humanity Above All" amid the many challenges it faced over the half-century Honderich and his father, Beland, led Canada's largest newspaper.…

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The Chilling Tide of Abuse Faced by Women Journalists

November 30 @ 1:00 pm

Online harm and harassment is one of the most significant safety issues facing women journalists today, and is on the rise globally, according to a 2021 report by the International Center for Journalists. Digital attacks aimed predominantly at women and racialized journalists are intended to belittle, discredit, humiliate and, ultimately, undermine trust in facts and jeopardize press freedom.  In Canada, several journalists – nearly all racialized women – were recently targeted by an escalating hate campaign through encrypted email services,…

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