"We're all journalists now", a forum on participatory journalism, will be held April 19 in Toronto. Citizens, bloggers, creators and speakers from print and broadcast media will converge on the TMX Broadcast Centre to talk career and future.
Mark your agenda, get your pens, pencils, paper, tablets, portables, cell phones and cars in order. Oh, and the digital cameras also, because everyone is invited to this forum hosted by the Canadian Journalism Foundation, where discussions will focus on "the benefits and issues surrounding participatory journalism". Participants, that's the right word, will pay only $15 (students pay nothing) to discuss a whole lot on digital media -- and media in general, why not -- and will hear interesting panelists talk about the benefits, but also the risks, to editorial quality.
Moderated by Wilf Dinnick, founding editor and CEO of Open File, the guests panelists are Dan Dunsky, executive producer of TVO's The Agenda; Andrew Lundy, director of Globalnews.ca; Jennifer MacMillan, communities editor at the Globe and Mail; and Rachel Nixon, director of digital media for CBC News.
The event is taking place at the TMX Broadcast Centre, 130 King Street West. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m., while the presentation is at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception at 8:30 p.m. Please consult this page for more information on panelists and details about the evening.
The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism. It celebrates outstanding journalistic achievements through awards programs (this year on June 7), and it operates journalism websites, in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools.