Gawking, Gossip and Crowdfunding: Is this the New Journalism?
Thursday, 19 September 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Gawking, Gossip and Crowdfunding:
Is this the New Journalism?
In conversation with
Journalism program at the University of Toronto Scarborough
Gawker offers a blend of hard news, gossip and a cheeky tone. It’s also the site behind the controversial ‘Crackstarter’ campaign. John Cook, editor-in-chief, talks media ethics, coverage of Toronto mayor Rob Ford and crowdfunding in a conversation with Jeffrey Dvorkin, media ethics commentator and director of the journalism program at University of Toronto Scarborough.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
JOHN COOK is the editor-in-chief of Gawker. He has been a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Brill's Content, and Radar Magazine, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, the Columbia Journalism Review, and a variety of other outlets. He is the co-author of Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, and lives in New York with his wife Allison Benedikt and their three sons.
JEFFREY DVORKIN is a lecturer and the program director for the journalism program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is a frequent commentator on media ethics via his blog, Now The Details. He is a former managing editor and chief journalist for CBC Radio and served as VP, News and Information at NPR Washington, DC and as NPR's Ombudsman.
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