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Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez Featured Speakers at Media as Opposition: Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era

Toronto, ON

May 24, 2017 | Wednesday | 6:30 pm

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe Street
Toronto, ON M5J 2H5 ( see map )
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
In partnership with The Globe and Mail
present Media as Opposition: Covering Trump in a Post-Truth Era

They are among the world’s most unrelenting truth seekers. In their first live joint appearance, these renowned, award-winning journalists and authors will discuss the pressing need to apply constant, critical pressure on an American president who threatens the very fabric of democracy, journalism, civil society and the truth.

In this two-part Toronto event, our first discussion features Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!; Juan Gonzalez, journalist and Democracy Now! co-host; Vicky Mochama, national columnist for Metro News, Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-prize winner and co-founder of The Intercept; and Jeremy Scahill, war correspondent and co-founder of The Intercept. Their conversation will be moderated by Hannah Sung, video and podcast producer for The Globe and Mail.

The second discussion features Matt Taibbi, author of the recently published Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus and contributing editor to Rolling Stone, in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, on journalism’s response to this ongoing circus and chaotic presidency.

Books will be available for purchase at the event (cash only).

Tickets can be purchased online for $45 - $105. Get tickets

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....

Juan González

Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and was a staff columnist at the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001...