J-Fest

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J-Fest

Are journalists losing their audiences and impact on democratic society? In a new feature geared towards a general audience, the CAJ welcomes all to attend J-Fest where the five journalists above will share their work, why we should care about it and the impact it could have on society.For almost 30 years, Dan Murphy was an editorial cartoonist at The Province newspaper. But his illustrations didn’t just give newspaper readers laughs. They also told truths about current events in a way other journalists couldn’t. Murphy discusses the future of political cartoons and why they're as vital as ever.The British Columbia government thinks liquid natural gas development is one of the keys to the province’s future. But such a future won’t come without risks. Gillis, a Vancouver-based activist and journalist, has been investigating those risks as part of his forthcoming documentary Fractured Land. Gillis will be showing a clip from that documentary and sharing his thoughts on the value and costs of natural gas development.

  • The hashtag for this session is #JFEST.
  • Damien Gillis, "Fractured Land"
    Dan Murphy, editorial cartoonist - "The power of the editorial cartoon"
    Lindsay Kines, Victoria Times-Colonist legislative reporter

    Are journalists losing their audiences and impact on democratic society? In a new feature geared towards a general audience, the CAJ welcomes all to attend J-Fest where the five journalists above will share their work, why we should care about it and the impact it could have on society.

    For almost 30 years, Dan Murphy was an editorial cartoonist at The Province newspaper. But his illustrations didn’t just give newspaper readers laughs. They also told truths about current events in a way other journalists couldn’t. Murphy discusses the future of political cartoons and why they're as vital as ever.

    The British Columbia government thinks liquid natural gas development is one of the keys to the province’s future. But such a future won’t come without risks. Gillis, a Vancouver-based activist and journalist, has been investigating those risks as part of his forthcoming documentary Fractured Land. Gillis will be showing a clip from that documentary and sharing his thoughts on the value and costs of natural gas development.
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