Monday, November 21, 2016

The future of magazines considered in Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk

We tend to think the event might have been dubbed "Whither magazines?" in good old Canadian hand-wringing fashion. The Canadian Journalism Foundation chose to call its forthcoming J-Talk "Digital or Bust? The future of magazines".  Should be an interesting discussion, no matter the branding.

It's on Wednesday, November 30 at the TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W.  in Toronto. Registration 6:00 p.m., Discussion 6:30, reception at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $25. 
"Whether Canadian or American, magazines face a turbulent time negotiating the digital shift. In Canada, Toronto Life celebrates 50 years, The Walrus looks to build on its foundation funding model and Rogers Media is moving towards online-only editions. South of the border, the president of the venerable thinking person's monthly, the 166-year-old Harper’s Magazine, remains firmly committed to the virtues of words on paper. Is all of this cause for celebration or despair?"
Special guest is John R. (Rick) MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine, joined by: Sarah Fulford, editor-in-chief of Toronto Life; Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief of The Walrus; Steve Maich, senior vice-president of digital content and publishing for Rogers Media; and moderator Laas Turnbull, chief audience officer for ZoomerMedia.



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