The Twitter Effect:
Is Journalism Still Able to Get it Right?
In the aftermath of the Newtown shooting tragedy, journalists questioned the role of social media in breaking news. Is Twitter to blame for the spread of false information or is mainstream media passing the buck? If in doubt, should we publish what we think we know? Is verification still the essence of journalism?
Join Andy Carvin, senior social media strategist at NPR and author of Distant Witness; Esther Enkin, ombudsman for CBC English services; and Mathew Ingram, senior writer at GigaOM, for a discussion on media ethics in the rush to report breaking news. Kathy English, public editor at the Toronto Star, moderates. To read more about out panelists, visit our J-Talks page.
SPECIAL OFFER: Along with your ticket, purchase a signed copy of Andy Carvin’s Distant Witness at a special rate of *$14 ($6 off the cover price.). Offer ends February 12.
Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution
The series of Arab uprisings collectively known as the Arab Spring is a flashpoint in history ¬ perhaps the biggest we¹ve seen since the collapse of the Soviet bloc 20 years ago. It¹s also been a stunning revolution in the way breaking news is reported around the world — and who controls the news.
In this book, NPR social media chief Andy Carvin – “the man who tweets revolutions” – offers a unique first-person recap of the Arab Spring. Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the Internet – stories that would have never been recorded before the days of social media.
*This special offer is open to February 28 J-Talk attendees only.
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The Canadian Journalism Foundation
The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend annual industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speaker’s series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also supports journalism websites J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research. Please visit us at http://cjf-fjc.ca.