The Twitter Effect Is Journalism Still Able to Get it Right?
Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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TMX Broadcast Centre – Gallery
130 King St. West The Exchange Tower Toronto
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 atNPR
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.Purchase a signed copy of Andy Carvin’s bookDistant Witness at a special rate, with your ticket purchase. Please join us for cocktails and conversation at 8:00 pm.TicketsEarly Bird Tickets: $20 (Ends February 12. Limited quantity available)General Admission: $25 (Begins February 13)
Student Tickets: $15 (ID at the door. Limited quantity available.)