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Thursday, January 4
 

10:00am

Registration
Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Hotel Lobby Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

5:30pm

Opening ceremonies and Dinner
Speakers
avatar for Cam Raynor

Cam Raynor

President, The Canadian University Press


Thursday January 4, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

7:30pm

Keynote: Ginella Massa
Changing the face of broadcast news: Canada’s first hijab-wearing television anchor shares her journey to the anchor desk, and discusses the importance of representation in the newsroom, both on- and off-screen.

Speakers
avatar for Ginella Massa

Ginella Massa

Anchor, City News
Ginella Massa became Canada's first hijab-wearing television news reporter in January 2015. She made history again in 2016 when she filled in as the late anchor on CityNews Toronto, making her the first woman in hijab to ever anchor a major newscast in Canada. She has worked in broadcast... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

8:30pm

Meet And Greet
Lou Dawgs: WESTERN PAPERS
(5 minute walk from hotel)
76 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5G 2A7
The Imperial: EASTERN PAPERS
(7 minute walk from hotel)
54 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 1C7
3 Brewers: CENTRAL PAPERS (Wheel chair accessible)
(6 minute walk from hotel)
275 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1N8

Thursday January 4, 2018 8:30pm - Friday January 5, 2018 12:00am
Off Site Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada
 
Friday, January 5
 

10:00am

Doing it Right and Not Being Rude: equitable reporting panel (brought to you by The Chang School of Continuing Education)
Is journalism activism? What do you do when your story gets called out? Whose style guide is it anyway? Taking an anti-oppressive approach, we explore how Canadian journalists currently report on marginalized communities. Expect loving criticism and critical love for representation, coverage, newsrooms, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Al Donato

Al Donato

Freelance
Al Donato (@gollydrat) is a Toronto-based freelancer and organizer. They have bylines with CBC, Broken Pencil Magazine, and others. Al's hobbies include making bad indie games and collecting Nordstrom samples.
avatar for Kyle Edwards

Kyle Edwards

Maclean's
Kyle Edwards is an Anishinaabe reporter for Maclean's. He was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2017 and hails from the Lake Manitoba First Nation.
avatar for Angelyn Francis

Angelyn Francis

Maclean's
Angelyn Francis is a writer, photographer and video producer. She is passionate about telling stories of all kinds, especially ones that bring awareness to people that are not often heard. She is currently a video producer for Maclean's Magazine.
avatar for Sarah Ratchford

Sarah Ratchford

Freelance
Sarah Ratchford is a freelance journalist, editor, speaker and producer. They cover stories about social injustice for a variety of media outlets, and they've been in journalism for nearly a decade. The majority of their work focuses on consent and sexualized violence.


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

11:00am

Finding your voice and Getting Yelled at: opinion panel
Three of Canada's most thoughtful and snarky voices Sarah Hagi (@geekylonglegs), Manisha Krishnan (@manishakrishnan), and Vicky Mochama (@vmochama) will talk to comedian Celeste Yim (@celestrogen) about the uses of identity, testimony, and insulting men probably in personal writing.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hagi

Sarah Hagi

Freelance
Sarah Hagi is a Toronto based writer and journalist. Her work has been published in GQ, The Guardian, The National Post, Cosmopolitan and many other places.
avatar for Manisha Krishnan

Manisha Krishnan

VICE Canada
Manisha Krishnan is a senior writer at VICE Canada, reporting on subjects such as the cannabis industry, systemic racism, and sexual violence against women. She is also host of World of VICE, a TV show on VICELAND, and hosted a documentary on Canadian gun culture. Manisha has previously... Read More →
avatar for Vicky Mochama

Vicky Mochama

National Columnist
Vicky Mochama writes for newspapers and hosts podcasts. She is a columnist for Metro and the Toronto Star. She has written for Flare, TVO and Canadaland. She is a host of Safe Space (with Buzzfeed’s Ishmael Daro) and is the former host of Canadaland Commons. She is the co-founder... Read More →
avatar for Celeste Yim

Celeste Yim

Freelance
 Celeste Yim is a brave comedian with bylines in VICE, The Globe & Mail, The Huffington Post, and MTV. On Twitter, she's known as @celestrogen and "racist to whites".


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

11:00am

Arts and Life Roundtable
Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

11:00am

How to Pwn Using Social Media
This session will explore how use of social media in the newsroom has evolved beyond tweeting a link and calling it a day. We'll look at how to use social tools for both news gathering and news sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Elamin Abdelmahmoud

BuzzFeed
Elamin Abdelmahmoud is the Social Media Editor at BuzzFeed Canada and Editor, News Curation at BuzzFeed News. He is also a columnist for Chatelaine and CBC's The National. He teaches at Ryerson's school of journalism.
avatar for Lauren Strapagiel

Lauren Strapagiel

BuzzFeed
Lauren Strapagiel is the managing news editor for Canada at BuzzFeed News. She has previously worked at the National Post, Canada.com, and the Huffington Post Canada. Her coworkers call her a witch, but in a nice way.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

11:00am

The Student newspaper is dead, long live the student newspaper
Navigating from print to digital in a changing media landscape and what it means for campus newspapers. A chat about the opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Yum

Kenny Yum

CBC
Kenny Yum is Chief of Staff for CBC News, where he focuses on strategy, people and business development. He was also founding EIC of HuffPost Canada, Editor of globeandmail.com and Managing Editor, Digital, for The National Post... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

12:00pm

The Changing Game of Music Journalism Panel
Music is changing at a more rapid pace than ever before, and the digital forces driving it have also changed the journalism that’s done about it. This panel will discuss the state of Canadian music reporting and criticism – what is being written, where it’s being written, who is being written about, who is writing it, and how you can be a part of it.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Krajewski

Jill Krajewski

VICE Canada
Jill Krajewski is a contributor to Noisey and social media producer at VICE best known for The Noisey Guide to Making Your Damn Venue Inclusive.
avatar for Adrian Lee

Adrian Lee

Maclean's Magazine
Adrian Lee is the opinions editor, as well as the editor overseeing arts and science coverage, at Maclean's Magazine.
avatar for Josh O'Kane

Josh O'Kane

The Globe and Mail
Josh O’Kane is a reporter with The Globe’s Report on Business; he writes regularly about music and how the Internet changes how it is produced and consumed. He’s also the bestselling author of Nowhere With You, a book about Halifax musician Joel Plaskett.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

12:00pm

Features Roundtable
Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

12:00pm

How to HaHa
Join senior editors of The Beaverton Emma Overton and Alex Huntley as they discuss the history of Canada’s favourite news satire site and the difference between fake news and satire. The presentation will be followed by a fun and totally not embarrassing headline pitching session and a Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Huntley

Alex Huntley

The Beaverton
Alex Huntley is an author, editor, and television writer with The Beaverton. Since joining The Beaverton in 2012, this government policy analyst turned comedy writer has expanded the publication’s presence in Canada by living in Montreal, Whitehorse, and exotic Winnipeg while recruiting... Read More →
avatar for Emma Overton

Emma Overton

The Beaverton
Emma Overton is a TV writer (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Beaverton) and an editor for the Beaverton website.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

12:00pm

Photojournalism and beyond
 Interactive. Immersive. Engaging. These qualifiers have become the buzzwords of the news industry, for better or worse. This session will touch on the basics of interactive storytelling, questioning when interaction and what type is appropriate, suggesting best practices and offering some readily available tools to create these experiences without too much of headache.

Speakers
avatar for Laurence Butet-Roch

Laurence Butet-Roch

Boreal Collective
A member of Boreal Collective, Laurence Butet-Roch is a photographer, writer and interactive storyteller. Her passion for journalism developed thanks to the sitcom “Scoop”, and Céline Galipeau and Michaëlle Jean’s coverage of foreign news in the nineties.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

1:00pm

BREAK
Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Off Site Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada

2:00pm

Editor-in-Chief Roundtable
Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

2:00pm

Diversity in the Newsroom (But Not as an Afterthought)
Thinking about diversity doesn’t start once you begin writing or recording a story — it happens long before that. It's much more nuanced that calling up a community group or representative. Here are some tips on how to include diversity in your pitches, ideation, and execution.

Speakers
avatar for Andree Lau

Andree Lau

Huffington Post Canada
Andree Lau is the editor-in-chief of HuffPost Canada and was previously managing editor of news. She has worked as a network TV reporter, videojournalist, writer/producer, and online editor in nine cities for CBC News. She pronounces GIF with a J.


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

2:00pm

Making Your Reporting More Accessible
“Covering Disability and Accessibility Issues Without Tears, Cliché, Super Crips or Inspiration Porn”: 1 in 6 or 7 Canadians, depending on where you get your stats, has a disability of some kind. That’s a huge number and they/we are generally ill–served by journalists. Why is this? Inside the Disability Conundrum with one of the country’s top journalists with a disability.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Trumper

Stephen Trumper

Ryerson Journalism
Stephen Trumper writes the back–page column for Abilities magazine. He has been a journalist for several decades, mostly as an editor at, among others, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Life and the National Post. He has also taught at Ryerson’s School of Journalism since 1996. This... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

2:00pm

Sourcing from Social Media
Speakers
avatar for Ishmael Daro

Ishmael Daro

BuzzFeed
Ishmael Daro is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed Canada. He primarily covers Canadian news, using social media as a reporting tool to find stories and sources. He also co-hosts the Metro podcast Safe Space with Vicky Mochama. He previously worked at the National Post and Canad... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Churchill A Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

2:00pm

Starting Your First Podcast
Speakers
avatar for Vicky Mochama

Vicky Mochama

National Columnist
Vicky Mochama writes for newspapers and hosts podcasts. She is a columnist for Metro and the Toronto Star. She has written for Flare, TVO and Canadaland. She is a host of Safe Space (with Buzzfeed’s Ishmael Daro) and is the former host of Canadaland Commons. She is the co-founder... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Churchill B Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

3:00pm

Queer + Ally roundtable
Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

3:00pm

An Expert's Guide to Landing Your Next Job
Life after journalism school can be terrifying, but you can get on the right path with a few simple life hacks. Topics include: How to make the right connections, find the right fit, avoid formality, and rock the interview process.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Valois

Erin Valois

The National Post
Erin Valois is the Executive Producer, Digital of National Post and Financial Post. Her big break came in third year when she glamorously worked on the Post's night sports desk.


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

3:00pm

How to Code
For folks who want to learn to code, or up your digital fluency, an introduction to the languages/skills to best serve your newsroom. You will leave this session with a list of resources to learn to code in the language best suited for your needs, plus tools you can use right now.

Speakers
avatar for Jessie Williams

Jessie Williams

CBC
Jessie is a front-end web developer with CBC News.


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Churchill A Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

3:00pm

How to Copyedit Good
As newsrooms shrink, some publishers are outsourcing copy editing—or eliminating it altogether. But going without it does a disservice to both journalists and readers. This session will cover how copy editing is changing and why it matters; tips, resources, and best practices; and how to build copy awareness into your production process when you don’t have a copy editor on staff.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Ebert

Heidi Ebert

Toronto Life
Heidi Ebert is the copy editor at Toronto Life magazine. She has worked at the Globe and Mail and was the editor of the Argosy at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

3:00pm

Mid Week Plenary
Speakers
avatar for Cam Raynor

Cam Raynor

President, The Canadian University Press


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Churchill B Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

4:00pm

Business and Technology Roundtable
Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

4:00pm

Eat, Write, Love: There's More to Food Reporting
Food writing is more than Best Of-lists and restaurant reviews. At this session you’ll learn how to generate captivating story ideas that touch on larger issues such as cultural identity, politics, history, geography and economics with food being the common thread.

Speakers
avatar for Karon Liu

Karon Liu

The Toronto Star
Karon Liu is the Toronto Star’s food writer whose job includes testing every recipe that runs in the paper as well as exploring the people and places that make Toronto’s food scene unique.


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

4:00pm

Human Rights Reporting Around the World and in Your Own Backyard
The session focuses on international reporting, specifically in developing countries that are going through development challenges-including armed or civic conflict. Preparation and operational challenges for international reporters in these countries. Human rights reporting as the main tool to give a voice to the most vulnerable groups and the critical mean to addressee the obstacles facing transforming knowledge back home.

Speakers
avatar for Zein Almoghraby

Zein Almoghraby

Journalists for Human Rights
Zein Almogrhaby joined Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) in 2015. Almoghraby started his career as a human rights advocate in Syria. He worked in Jordan from 2012 to 2015 with one of JHR’s partner organizations, where he managed projects of media development and human rights advocacy... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Churchill A Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

4:00pm

You Should Be Scared: Security on the Web (Part 1)
An introduction to security and the web for journalists. First we'll run an interactive demonstration on how easy it is to violate the privacy of total strangers, then we'll teach you to protect yourself from the watchers on the web.

Speakers
avatar for William Wolfe-Wylie

William Wolfe-Wylie

CBC
William Wolfe-Wylie is a senior developer at CBC News where he makes the news interactive and acquires and manages data for investigative journalists. He teaches code for journalists on the side.


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

5:00pm

Meet Your Regional Representative
Speakers
avatar for Cam Raynor

Cam Raynor

President, The Canadian University Press


Friday January 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Churchill B Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

5:00pm

Sports Roundtable
Friday January 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

5:00pm

Solid Science Journalism in the Age of Fake News
Fake news has gotten a lot of attention, and rightly so. Fake news on the science beat is just as bad. In her session, Kate will speak about how the digital publishing landscape, including social media, has reshaped science journalism—both for better and worse—and why solid science and health reporting is more important today than ever. She'll talk about her own career, which has spanned print and digital media, and offer some pitching advice to writers and freelancers, whom she works with day-to-day in her role as Motherboard editor.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Lunau

Kate Lunau

VICE Canada
Kate Lunau is an award-winning science and technology journalist based in Toronto. She is currently senior editor of Motherboard, the science and technology publication of VICE, and Investigations Editor at VICE Canada. Kate was previously an Associate Editor at Maclean's and City... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

5:00pm

Surviving and Thriving in Freelance Photojournalism
In this session, photojournalist and filmmaker Marta Iwanek, will talk about her experiences working as a freelancer in this ever-changing industry, sharing the lessons she has learned along the way. The focus will be on the storytelling process, from ideas, to finding stories, to finishing a body of work.

Speakers
avatar for Marta Iwanek

Marta Iwanek

Freelance
Marta Iwanek is a photojournalist and filmmaker currently based between Toronto, Canada and Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a graduate of the journalism program at Ryerson University and the photojournalism program at Loyalist College. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Churchill A Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

5:00pm

You Should Be Scared: Security on the Web (Part 2)
An introduction to security and the web for journalists. First we'll run an interactive demonstration on how easy it is to violate the privacy of total strangers, then we'll teach you to protect yourself from the watchers on the web.

Speakers
avatar for William Wolfe-Wylie

William Wolfe-Wylie

CBC
William Wolfe-Wylie is a senior developer at CBC News where he makes the news interactive and acquires and manages data for investigative journalists. He teaches code for journalists on the side.


Friday January 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

6:00pm

BREAK
Friday January 5, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Off Site Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada

6:30pm

Keynote: Robyn Doolittle
At the Globe, Doolittle has launched an investigation called “Unfounded” on how Canadian police services handle sexual assault cases. The investigation lasted 10 months, and looked into 870 police jurisdictions across the country. Robyn will speak candidly about the unfounded project, some of the work behind it and will give us a window into the meaning of investigative journalism and the impact it has on the country.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Doolittle

Robyn Doolittle

The Globe and Mail
 Robyn Doolittle is an award-winning journalist and author. She joined the Globe and Mail's investigative team in April 2014 after spending nearly a decade reporting for the Toronto Star. Doolittle won the 2014 Michener Award for her work on the Rob Ford scandal. Her book on the... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

7:30pm

FREE TIME
Friday January 5, 2018 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Off Site Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada

10:00pm

NASH @ Early Mercy NO COVER UNTIL 11PM
Friday January 5, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Off Site Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada
 
Saturday, January 6
 

10:00am

Photo Roundtable
Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

10:00am

All about the FOI
The lengths to which government agencies, police departments, spy agencies, political parties, and a whole whack of others will go to avoid journalists’ prying eyes is an ever-growing problem for our profession. From Access to Information to handling confidential sources, come learn how to sneak behind the curtain.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Ling

Justin Ling

Freelance
Justin Ling is a freelance journalist based in Toronto and member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. He covers national security, defence, politics, and, above all else, when people in power fuck up. He has bylines in VICE News, Buzzfeed News, the Globe & Mail, National Post, Maclean's... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

10:00am

Decolonizing the Media and Doing Better Indigenous Journalism
 In the past three years, only 1.05 per cent of Canadian media featured Indigenous coverage. Hear from Journalists for Human Rights’ Indigenous Reporters Program team on best practices for reporting on Indigenous stories and learn about terminology, history, treaty rights, editorial case studies and practical tips for reporting from both your desk or in the field.

Speakers
avatar for Lenny Carpenter

Lenny Carpenter

Journalists for Human Rights
Lenny Carpenter is a journalist and filmmaker from the James Bay community of Moosonee. A member of Attawapiskat First Nation, Lenny served as a reporter, editor and publisher for Wawatay News, a First Nations newspaper covering northern Ontario. Lenny is a program manager with Journalists... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Clifford

Hannah Clifford

Journalists for Human Rights
Hannah is a Senior Program Manager at Journalists for Human Rights. She works on the Indigenous Reporters Program while also managing JHR's upcoming project in South Africa. She is a previous JHR intern who has a background in international development and cross cultural programming... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Churchill B Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

10:00am

Design on the page
Jason Chiu, Deputy Head of Presentation at The Globe and Mail walks you through how The Globe and Mail re imagined, restructured, and re positioned it's paper for a digital and audience-first newsroom. He'll touch on everything from how The Globe used digital data and analytics to inform the architecture of the print edition, to focus groups, to the geeky details of the colour, justified type and printing presses. Just don't call it a redesign.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Chiu

Jason Chiu

The Globe and Mail
Jason is the Deputy Head of Presentation at The Globe and Mail, where he leads visual teams at the Globe day-to-day. In 2017 he led the print redesign, in 2016 he developed the foundations for a new reader experience in digital. Since 2010 he’s won a handful of design, photo, marketing... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

10:00am

Sexy Journalism (and why it matters)
Part of Xtra’s mission is to always promote, advocate, and choose stories that are sex-positive. In this session, you'll learn why sex matters in journalism, and how to write about sex, sexuality and sexual health, how to approach a subject about sex, and how to write about your own sex life.

Speakers
avatar for Arshy Mann

Arshy Mann

Xtra
Arshy Mann is the news reporter at Xtra and the only staff reporter in Canada who covers LGBT issues full-time. He got his start at Canada's best student paper, The Ubyssey, and as CUP's National Bureau Chief. He has made the Prime Minister cringe by asking him about vaginal and anal... Read More →
avatar for Eternity Martis

Eternity Martis

Xtra
Eternity Martis is an award-winning journalist and the associate editor at Xtra. Her work, namely on race and gender has been featured in Vice, Salon, Hazlitt, TVO.org, The Walrus, The Huffington Post, and many more. In 2017, she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards' Best... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Churchill A Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

11:00am

Video Roundtable
Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

11:00am

Design on the web
Matt Frehner from The Globe and Mail will lead a tour of the best data journalism in the world today — stories that push beyond the trendy map or viz toolkit, and actually make you feel something. We’ll also talk about why accessibility and transparency matters, and why pie charts are the worst.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Frehner

Matt Frehner

The Globe and Mail
As Head of Presentation at The Globe and Mail, Matt Frehner leads a cross-disciplinary team of editors, designers, developers and graphic artists. His team tells stories across all platforms - from breaking news to in-depth features and investigations.


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

11:00am

Reporting on local communities and untold stories
Speakers
avatar for Willow Fiddler

Willow Fiddler

APTN
 Willow is an Oji-Cree Anishinabe from Sandy Lake First Nation working at APTN. Her background is in print journalism and she studied multimedia before entering broadcast news. Fiddler tells the stories of Anishinabe in northwestern Ontario with passion and warmth. She was nominated... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Churchill B Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

11:00am

Responsibly Reporting on the Opioid Crisis
 Reportage on the opioid crisis sits at an intersection of health and crime, but the most important stories to be told are those coming from people who have been personally affected. This session will discuss the ins and outs of magnifying the voices of people on the frontlines and, crucially, those who've been touched by the crisis—whether through loss, addiction, or both. I'll also discuss the heavy burden of stigma surrounding drug use and how we can do our best as journalists to eliminate it in our work.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Tierney

Allison Tierney

VICE Canada
Allison Tierney is an award-winning American writer and documentary producer based in Toronto who is currently on staff at VICE Canada. Her work focuses on the opioid crisis, addiction, and drug policy ; it also alternately veers into the realm of sex, fandom, and subcultures.


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

11:00am

The Rise of Niche Reporting
There’s no topic that’s too niche for the internet, and its wide reach has given journalists the ability to produce and distribute content on hyper specific subjects that would have once been looked over by mainstream publications. In this session, we’ll talk about how the rise of social media and forums like Reddit coupled with today’s storytelling platforms have allowed reporters to latch onto beats that would have once been described as too fringe to matter and how those beats have grown.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Tepper

Sean Tepper

theScore esports
Sean Tepper is a Senior Supervising Editor at theScore esports and is a regular guest on CTV News Channel's entertainment panels. Having covered everything from crime and city politics to NCAA football and pop culture trends, his work has appeared in theScore, the Toronto Star and... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Churchill A Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

12:00pm

No-men-allowed roundtable
Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

12:00pm

Is Anything on the Internet Real? And Other Thoughts
How to fact-check and uncover connections using internet tools and creative thinking. You'll learn the basics of open-source intelligence and how it applies to fighting misinformation online. Bring your laptop, this session will be interactive.  

Speakers
avatar for Jane Lytvynenko

Jane Lytvynenko

BuzzFeed
Jane Lytvynenko is a journalist with BuzzFeed News, where she covers online misinformation. Her work focuses on analyzing the spread of fake news and the rise of hyperpartisanship through online platforms. Besides English, she speaks Russian and Ukrainian.  Her work has appeared... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Churchill B Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

12:00pm

Nick's Declassified Freelance Feature Survival Guide
Writing magazine features is hard. Writing magazine features when you're a precarious freelancer is harder. A session on pitching and crafting ambitious features as a young journalist.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Hune-Brown

Nick Hune-Brown

Freelance
Nicholas Hune-Brown is an award-winning magazine writer based in Toronto. He specializes in long-form features for publications like Toronto Life, Slate, The Walrus, The Guardian, and Hazlitt.


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

12:00pm

Pitch Perfect
In this session, you will learn how to let go of fear surrounding the dreaded pitch, generate ideas that keep editors coming back for more, learn how to set goals to get your writing in the publication of your dreams, manage rejection, and perfect the art of the pitch.

Speakers
avatar for Eternity Martis

Eternity Martis

Xtra
Eternity Martis is an award-winning journalist and the associate editor at Xtra. Her work, namely on race and gender has been featured in Vice, Salon, Hazlitt, TVO.org, The Walrus, The Huffington Post, and many more. In 2017, she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards' Best... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Churchill A Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

12:00pm

The Ethics of Photography
Whether you’re taking pictures at a crime scene or for your school’s sport teams, photo ethics are always a factor in your job behind the camera. This session will offer some first hand experience and anecdotes paired with some of the things you should know before going into the field with a camera and in post production with your images.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Bregg

Peter Bregg

Ryerson Journalism
Peter Bregg is a part time instructor at Ryerson University. He has worked as a photojournalist in over 80 countries. He has covered eight Olympic games and several royal tours. He received a Life Time Achievement Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation in 2014 and the Order... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

1:00pm

BREAK
Saturday January 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Off Site Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada

2:00pm

The New Newsroom and Working in Digital Media Panel
Our panel will draw on their personal experience and share insight into the realities of working in digital media. From landing opportunities and developing necessary skills to finding ways to look out for one another and improve working conditions, they’ll share tips and advice on how to build a sustainable career.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Braga

Matthew Braga

CBC
Matthew Braga is a senior reporter covering technology for CBC News. He was previously the Canadian editor of Motherboard, and a reporter for the Financial Post.
avatar for Deborah Hong

Deborah Hong

Canadian Media Guild
Deborah coordinates travel and events for members of the Canadian Media Guild, which represents 6,000 workers in Canadian media. Previously, she led the Music Licensing department at VICE Canada.
avatar for Kat Lapointe

Kat Lapointe

CWA
Organizer with CWA Canada/Canadian Media Guild, this country’s only all-media union representing members at VICE, CBC, Corus, CP and other outlets. She supports workers in improving their work lives and their newsrooms.
avatar for Maggie McCaw

Maggie McCaw

VICE Canada
Maggie is the Archive Supervisor at VICE Canada and President of the VICE Canada Union. She has been a leader in the office's unionization efforts since the original organizing drive.
avatar for Javiera Quintana

Javiera Quintana

VICE Canada
Javiera Quintana is a Production Manager at Vice Canada and the Director of Equity of the Vice Canada Union. She's worked in film and television production for over 10 years.


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

2:00pm

News Roundtable
Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

2:00pm

Getting Around 360 Video
Don't know anything about VR journalism, but want to learn? This workshop will teach you the basics of how to shoot and edit 360 video. We'll explore what makes a good video, as well as what best practices and ethical issues should be considered for this new medium.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Li

Anita Li

Discourse Media
Anita Li is the Media Innovation Editor at Discourse Media and founder of The Other Wave, a website dedicated to covering media from a multicultural perspective. She served as senior editor of Fusion's flagship Justice vertical and as news director at Complex. Anita has also held reporting and editing positions at media outlets across North America, including Mashable... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

2:00pm

Sports Journalism: Going Beyond the Game Recap
How do we report on sports in a manner that is relevant, timely and important? Pushing back against those who believe that 'sports shouldn't be political' is essential. Ahmed provides some insight to being a visible Muslim and Woman of Colour in an industry that is not known for being diverse.

Speakers
avatar for Shireen Ahmed

Shireen Ahmed

Shireen Ahmed is a writer, public speaker and sports activist who focuses on Muslim women, and the intersections of racism and misogyny in sports. Her work has been featured and discussed in various media outlets. She is part of the “Burn It All Down” feminist sports podcast team... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

3:00pm

Staying Out of Jail and Understanding Freedom of the Press Panel
Students embarking on a career in media should know their way around Canadian media law, from defamation and libel, press access to the courts, and search and seizure of equipment and notes.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

VICE News
Rachel Browne is a senior reporter at VICE News currently covering drugs, crime, and politics. Before VICE, Rachel was a reporter at Maclean's magazine, and completed her master’s degree in human rights at the London School of Economics.
avatar for Tom Henheffer

Tom Henheffer

VICE Canada
Tom Henheffer is VICE Canada’s Director of News and Digital. An experienced editor, entrepreneur, reporter and human rights advocate, Tom was formerly Executive Director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. He has also launched numerous journalistic products including Canada’s... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Martins

Carlos Martins

Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP Barristers, Solicitors
 Carlos Martins is a media lawyer practicing in Toronto. He has been working with CUP for almost 20 years. He is a regular speaker on legal issues facing journalists and represent media clients large and small, including The Globe and Mail, CTV and Random House.
avatar for Duncan Pike

Duncan Pike

CJFE
Duncan Pike is Co-Director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. He holds a Master of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

3:00pm

Design Roundtable
Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

3:00pm

Business Reporting and Freedom of Information
The business world is often murky and opaque, yet the reporter’s obligation to break news and find scoops remains. In this session, we’ll talk about the realm of pipeline politics and boardroom shenanigans, and how to pierce the proverbial iron veil through cultivating sources and filing freedom-of-information requests.

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Lou

Ethan Lou

Ocuis
Ethan Lou is senior partner at Ocuis, a cryptocurrency firm in Calgary. Until the end of 2017, he was an energy reporter with Reuters and a specialist in freedom-of-information laws.


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

3:00pm

Read the Fine Print First: Building a Sustainable Career in the Media
This seminar will include practical advice on building lasting media careers in a precarious employment landscape. Guided by the CWA Canada Media Works Handbook, this workshop will cover tips for interns, freelancers and full-or-part-time workers on compensation negotiation, what a good contract should include, tips for turning an unpaid internship into future paid work, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Cole

Danielle Cole

Freelance Writer
Danielle Cole is an award-winning actor/writer. She has written hours of television for networks including: A & E, W, History, and OWN. In addition, she has also written both short and feature films. Danielle has developed several television shows. Most recently, she has had series... Read More →
avatar for Kayla Perry

Kayla Perry

CWA
Kayla Perry coordinates the student membership branch at CWA Canada. Prior to joining the union, Kayla worked as a young journalist, and became aware of the barriers facing young media workers. Kayla's role at the union now involves engaging in advocacy work for unpaid interns and... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

4:00pm

The Power of the Indie Magazine Panel
This session will explore how use of social media in the newsroom has evolved beyond tweeting a link and calling it a day. We'll look at how to use social tools for both news gathering and news sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Haley Cullingham

Haley Cullingham

Hazlitt
Haley Cullingham is a senior editor at Hazlitt and Penguin Random House Canada.
avatar for Erica Lenti

Erica Lenti

This Magazine
Erica Lenti is an award-winning writer and editor from Toronto. She is currently the editor of This Magazine.
avatar for Andrea Subissati

Andrea Subissati

Rue Morgue
avatar for Jonathan Valelley

Jonathan Valelley

Broken Pencil
Jonathan Valelly is a queer writer, editor, and community artist based in Treaty 13 Territory (Toronto). He is the editor of Broken Pencil Magazine.


Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

4:00pm

Racialized Roundtable
Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Churchill Court Room chelsea hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto ON M5G 1Z4

4:00pm

How Not to Get Sued: Liable and the Law
Speakers
avatar for Carlos Martins

Carlos Martins

Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP Barristers, Solicitors
 Carlos Martins is a media lawyer practicing in Toronto. He has been working with CUP for almost 20 years. He is a regular speaker on legal issues facing journalists and represent media clients large and small, including The Globe and Mail, CTV and Random House.


Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Seymour Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

4:00pm

Reasons to be cheerful: How serving the public is also good business
It’s easy to feel disillusioned amid continuing newspaper closures. But there’s an unmet demand for high-quality journalism that also represents a significant opportunity - if we develop meaningful relationships with the public. Discourse aims to build Canada’s largest community of engaged citizens through a membership-based model. Hear how communities are at the heart of our service, what newsrooms could do differently, and why there’s a positive outlook for journalism.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Nixon

Rachel Nixon

Discourse Media
One of BBCNews.com’s first hires, Rachel went on to lead digital for CBC News, and was editor-in-chief, MSN News US. At Discourse, she’s re-imagining journalism to better serve Canadians.


Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stevenson Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

5:00pm

BREAK
Saturday January 6, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Off Site Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada

6:30pm

Keynote: Desmond Cole
Speakers
avatar for Desmond Cole

Desmond Cole

Freelance Activist
Desmond Cole is a writer, radio host, and a fighter for black liberation. He is a three-time national magazine award winner. Desmond was awarded the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Flikow for freedom of expression. Desmond’s book on white supremacy and anti-black racism in Canada, will be published... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 6:30pm - Thursday December 28, 2017 TBA
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

7:30pm

Dinner and JHM Gala
Speakers
avatar for Beverly Andrews

Beverly Andrews

APTN
Beverly is a member of the Tootinaowazibeeng First Nation in Manitoba.  She has worked in media for over a decade, including broadcast, film and the arts.  She joined APTN in January of this year from Regina, SK where she was a video journalist for CTV and  Indigenous Circle.


Saturday January 6, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Churchill Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

9:30pm

After Party @ The Hideout
Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30pm - Sunday January 7, 2018 2:00am
Off Site Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada
 
Sunday, January 7
 

10:00am

Closing Plenary
Speakers
avatar for Cam Raynor

Cam Raynor

President, The Canadian University Press


Sunday January 7, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Scott Room Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4