TORONTO, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Marc Garneau, MP for Westmount-Ville Marie (Quebec), is joining one of two back-to-back panels for On the Hill, Online and In the Loop: How Social Media is Changing Politics and Reporting, presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation and Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication.
The event takes place at Carleton University's Commons Building in Ottawa on March 27 and is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism. Garneau replaces Tony Clement, MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Ontario) and president of the Treasury Board.
Social media gives politicians more access to reporters. But is the public losing out on the conversation? Do politicians have more or less control of their message? Does it help reporters strengthen their political sources? The two panels will discuss how social media is changing the way they work.
Political reporters slated to speak on the first panel include Canadian Hillman Prize winner Glen McGregor, Ottawa Citizen; Kady O'Malley, CBC.ca; David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen; Joanna Smith, Toronto Star; and Nick Taylor-Vaisey, Maclean's. Andrew Potter, managing editor of the Ottawa Citizen will moderate.
Politicians speaking on the second panel include Marc Garneau, MP for Westmount-Ville Marie; Megan Leslie, MP for Halifax, and Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa. Christopher Waddell, director of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, will moderate.
This is the first CJF J-Talk to take place in Ottawa.
Thank you to sponsors of this event: Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Playbook Communications.
WHERE: Commons Building (Residence Commons), Rm 270, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Carleton University, Ottawa
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 / Registration 6:00 p.m. / Discussion 6:30 p.m. / Reception 8:45 p.m.
Student tickets (ID at the door, limited quantity available): Free
General Admission: $25
To purchase a ticket, visit http://cjfhillonline.eventbrite.com/.
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating journalism websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ (French), in co-operation with the country's leading journalism schools; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, government officials, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.