CJF + Anna Maria Tremonti launch new J-Talks Live webcast series

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Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More, hosts the new J-Talks Live webcast series presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)

TORONTO, April 7, 2020 /CNW/ – The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is pleased to announce a special series of J-Talks Live webcasts hosted by award-winning broadcaster Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.

he first in the series is Recognizing Disinformation Amidst COVID-19 featuring Jane Lytvynenko, senior reporter with BuzzFeed News, taking place on Thursday, April 9 at 1 p.m. EDT. In conversation with Tremonti, Lytvynenko will explore disinformation around the coronavirus outbreak, including the online rumours, fake texts and propaganda fuelling panic and anxiety as well as driving people to false cures that have led to death. To receive the webcast link, register for this virtual event.

This series of free 40-minute webcasts focuses on the critical role of journalism in the COVID-19 crisis and how journalists bring trustworthy news and information to Canadians. It comes at a time when a large majority of Canadians, according to CJF’s recent poll conducted by Maru/Matchbox, believe that they will be exposed to misinformation about the coronavirus before this pandemic is behind us.

CJF 30-year logo (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)
“Offering J-Talks through this new webinar series reflects the CJF’s ongoing commitment to working together for better journalism,” says Natalie Turvey, CJF president and executive director. “This program pivot to the Web is based on audience feedback around the need to stay connected in discussing pressing news coverage issues and its importance to democracy at a time when journalism matters more than ever. We’re grateful to Anna Maria and to our featured speakers for lending their time and expertise to the series.”
Jane Lytvynenko, senior reporter with BuzzFeed News specializing in covering disinformation, is the featured guest for the first of the new J-Talks Live webcast series, taking place on April 9. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)

André Picard, award-winning health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, will be featured on the next webcast in the series on April 23.

Past event videos and podcasts from our popular J-Talks series are also available.

This discussion is part of the J-Talks series, which explores pressing media issues.
The CJF thanks the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CISION.

DATE: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 1 p.m. EDT
Register now to receive the webcast link.

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