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Media Advisory - CJF J-Talk features top news outlets; The Globe and Mail to share paywall numbers

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Newspapers face sharp advertising declines, falling revenues and cuts in experienced staff, pages and content. Papers across the country have adopted paywalls in hopes that revenue from online will offset declines in print. But is it working?

Four senior executives will discuss the trends and assess what lies ahead when the The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents its next J-Talk at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto on January 23.

Phillip Crawley, publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail will share digital subscription numbers and explain the latest changes across the news outlet.

"The news outlets on this panel are all approaching the challenges we face quite differently," says Crawley. "For the Globe, our changes are taking place in every department: for example, we are shifting away from photographers to videographers and graphic designers; and our bonus incentive program for editorial managers, which is tied to analytics, is the only one of its kind that I know. And while La Presse doesn't believe in print, or charging for premium content, we do."

Crawley will be joined on the panel by John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star; Gerry Nott, senior vice-president of the eastern region, Postmedia Network/National Post; and André Pratte, editorial pages editor of La Presse. Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, moderates this discussion.

This is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.

Thank you to CJF J-Talk exclusive series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.

WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. West, Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, January 23 / Discussion 6:30 p.m. / Reception 8:00 p.m.

Students (Limited quantity available. ID at the door): $15
General admission: Sold out
Overflow Room: $20
Attendees can view the live broadcast of this event on a large screen television in the TMX Studio, adjacent to the TMX Gallery. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the Q&A and join the cocktail reception after the discussion.
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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 organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; by supporting journalism websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ (French), in co-operation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

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