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J-Talk: Tyler Brûlé

The Canadian Journalism Foundation

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Toronto, ON

J-Talk: Tyler Brûlé

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CJF J-Talks
Journalism matters.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation and Ryerson University's School of Journalism
are proud to present this J-Talk.

Tyler Brule

 Tyler Brûlé

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This journalist-turned-entrepreneur is the chairman of brand and design agency Winkreative and editor-in-chief of Monocle, an ever-expanding global media conglomerate comprising a magazine, video and audio programming via the Internet, a semi-annual newspaper, cafés, and shops both online and on the ground. Join Tyler Brûlé as he talks about Monocle's business model, the state of journalism, and the importance of design.


Tyler Brûlé is the editor-in-chief of Monocle and founder and chairman of Winkreative. Born in Canada and based in the UK, Tyler Brûlé began his career as a reporter for the BBC, before turning to print journalism where he wrote for The Guardian, Stern, The Sunday Times and Vanity Fair. In 1996 Brûlé launched Wallpaper*, a title that went on to sell in more than 50 countries. In May 2002 Brûlé sold his stake in Wallpaper* to focus on developing Winkreative, the full-service branding and design agency he set up in 1998. The agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss parent company Winkorp AG, which Brûlé founded in 2002.

In 2007, Brûlé launched Monocle, a global media brand that combines print, web, retail and broadcast components. Distributed in over 65 countries, Monocle’s reach includes a network of over twenty correspondents, six bureaux and an expanding mix of video and audio programming – as well as two seasonal newspapers per year. At the same time, Monocle has created a unique retail model with freestanding shops in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and Toronto – along with an e-commerce site on Monocle has cafés in Tokyo and London, a Hotel Lobby Shop in the Hyatt Regency London. In 2011 Monocle launched a new audio service, Monocle 24. Broadcasting from the Monocle studios in London, Monocle 24 brings listeners a mix of conversation, the best of culture, business and design - and is hosted by Brûlé and the Monocle editorial team. Brûlé is also a regular columnist for the Financial Times.


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Eaton Lecture Theatre (RCC 204)
80 Gould Street
Toronto, ON M5B

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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