For its November 8 J-Talk, The Canadian Journalism Foundation brings together some of the latest arrivals to Canada's media landscape to explore the challenges of starting—and sustaining—a new entity in today's environment.
Catherine Wallace, the former executive producer of the Montreal Gazette's iPad 6 pm edition who explored alternative sources of civic news as the 2016-2017 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, moderates this panel and will explore the questions: In a time when many media outlets are struggling, what does it take to launch something new? And what does it take to sustain it?
The featured speakers are:
Dave Bidini, founder and publisher of The West End Phoenix, a community news monthly just launched in Toronto—ad-free and in print;
Saleem Khan, science and technology editor with The Conversation Canada, an edition of the Australian website that turns academic research into accessible articles;
Erin Millar, editor-in-chief and CEO of Discourse Media, an independent, Vancouver-based website finding success in its collaborative approach to journalism; and
James Mirtle, editor-in-chief of The Athletic in Canada, a version of a subscription sports website expanding across major North American cities.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 8
Doors open: 5:30 p.m., Discussion 6:00 p.m., Reception 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Sport Gallery, 15 Tank House Lane (Distillery District), Toronto