RRJ Conference 2017
Breaking Barriers in Journalism
Join the Ryerson Review of Journalism on Thursday, April 6 for a discussion about breaking barriers in journalism. The conference coincides with the launch of the RRJ’s Spring 2017 print issue and will feature panels on surviving as a freelance journalist in Canada and on gender barriers in photojournalism. Coffee and light snacks will be provided in Tecumseh Auditorium, Oakham House (63 Gould St.).
April 6, 2017
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Entry + Magazine: $10
Oakham House, 63 Gould St
Keynote Address: Kamal Al-Solaylee
Kamal Al-Solaylee is the author of the national bestselling memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, which won the 2013 Toronto Book Award and was a finalist for Canada Reads. His latest book, Brown, was hailed as “brilliant” by The Walrus magazine and “essential reading” by The Globe and Mail and made the shortlist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in Nonfiction in 2016. He was previously a theatre critic at the Globe and has written reviews and features on arts and politics for all major Canadian publications, including the Toronto Star, National Post, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, Quill & Quire, Literary Review of Canada and ELLE Canada.
Panel 1: Gender Barriers in Photojournalism
CNN, National Geographic, Haaretz & more
Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, National Post & More
Laurence butet roch
Artist-researcher-in-residence at Ryerson University’s Transmedia Zone
The Walrus, Canadian Art, BBC & More
Panel 2: Surviving as a Freelance Journalist
Freelance journalist and former staffer for the Canadian Freelance Union
TIFF, Vice, Reader’s Digest & more
Torontoist, Huffington Post Canada, Broken Pencil Magazine & more
Hazlitt, Toronto Life, Maisonneuve & more
Walrus, Toronto Life, Hazlitt, Globe and Mail, The Guardian & more
Conference registration costs $5. For $10, attendees will also get a copy of the Spring 2017 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism with their registration. Purchase your tickets here.
Conference attendees are also welcome to join the RRJ at our launch party at the Rivoli on April 6, 2017, starting at 6 p.m. See our Facebook event for more details.
Lead Organizer: Claire McFarlane, firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker Coordinator: Dylan Freeman-Grist, email@example.com
Logistics: Melissa Myre, firstname.lastname@example.org
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