TORONTO, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Only a few days are left to book tickets to the CJF J-Talk The Walking Dead: Do Traditional Art Critics Have a Future?, presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation and BMO Financial Group in Toronto on April 25 .
With armchair art and theatre critics proliferating online, with media cutbacks reducing the number of those who critique for a living, and with celebrity news trumping cultural coverage, is the traditional cultural critic less--or more--relevant than it once was?
This discussion explores the state of cultural criticism, including the impact of online media, with Ben Brantley , chief theatre critic, The New York Times ; Robert Cushman , theatre arts critic, The National Post; and Peter Schjeldahl , arts critic, The New Yorker, and Sara Angel , visual arts journalist and Trudeau Doctoral Scholar at the University of Toronto's Department of Art.
This event is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.WHERE: BMO Financial Group, York Room, 68th Floor, First Canadian Place, 100 King St. West, Toronto WHEN: Thursday, April 25 / Registration: 5:30 p.m. / Discussion: 6:00 p.m. / Reception 7:30 p.m. Student tickets (ID at the door, limited quantity available): $15 General Admission: $25 To purchase a ticket, visit http://cjfartcritics.eventbrite.ca/# . #cjfjtalk 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 operating journalism websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ (French), in co-operation with the country's leading journalism schools; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, government officials, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research. SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation