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CJF J-Talks explores journalism survival in the new normal

October 22, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

S. Mitra Kalita and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s (CJF) next J-Talks live virtual event will be looking into what it will take for journalism to survive in these unprecedented challenging times, which have us staring into a new reality.

The free webcast is scheduled for Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Guests will include S. Mitra Kalita, senior vice-president for news, opinion and programming for CNN Digital, and Rasmus Kleis  Nielsen, director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

Kalita leads CNN’s national news desk and efforts to share its journalism across an array of platforms. Previously, she was managing editor for editorial strategy at the Los Angeles Times.

Nielsen is a professor of political communication at the University of Oxford. He was previously director of research at the Reuters Institute and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics.

The event will be hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti, also the host of the CBC podcast “More.”

CJF chair Kathy English, currently a journalism fellow at the Reuters Institute, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Rasmus and Mitra to our CJF J-Talks to share their insights, knowledge and experience on the future of journalism in a troubling time.

“We know that journalism around the world faces multiple and multifaceted crises—exacerbated by this global pandemic—and that this is a critical time to examine how news organizations can move forward to serve the public’s growing need for quality journalism.”


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