8 November 2017

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'Trump And The Media – Year One': The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza On A Dizzying Political Year

"Ryan Lizza is on the frontlines of trying to navigate the new realities for journalists covering an unconventional president, in a world in which journalism, commentary and distrust are at the fore," says Chattopadhyay. "I look forward to talking with Ryan about how he cuts through all the noise in his increasingly divided country."

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, will be in conversation with Piya Chattopadhyay, host of CBC Radio’s Out in the Open, for the CJF J-Talk in Toronto on December 4.
Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, will be in conversation with Piya Chattopadhyay, host of CBC Radio’s Out in the Open, for the CJF J-Talk in Toronto on December 4. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)
Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, offers his insights on the tumultuous relationship between the Trump administration and the media at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk, Trump and the Media – Year 1, on December 4 in Toronto.

Lizza's reporting made headlines this summer when then-White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, a.k.a "The Mooch," made a profane-laden call to him, demanding to know who was leaking information to the press. 


  • Lizza will be in a conversation with Piya Chattopadhyay, host of the CBC Radio's Out in the Open.
"Ryan Lizza is on the frontlines of trying to navigate the new realities for journalists covering an unconventional president, in a world in which journalism, commentary and distrust are at the fore," says Chattopadhyay. "I look forward to talking with Ryan about how he cuts through all the noise in his increasingly divided country."
Lizza has covered the last four presidential campaigns, profiled a number of powerful political figures and brings deep understanding to the most unsettling year of a U.S. presidency.

  • This event is part of the annual J-Talks series that explores pressing media issues.

WHEN: 
  • Monday, December 4
  • Doors open: 6:30 p.m. 
  • Discussion 7:00 p.m. 
  • Reception 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: 
  • TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto
  • General admission: $25
  • Student tickets (ID required. Limited availability): $15
  • Buy tickets
Ryan Lizza
Ryan Lizza
About Ryan Lizza:
(via Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talks)

RYAN LIZZA is the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, and also an on-air contributor for CNN. Before joining the magazine, in 2007, he was a political correspondent for The New Republic, from 1998 to 2007, and, before that, a correspondent for GQ and a contributing editor at New York. 

He has also written for the New York Times, Washington Monthly, and The Atlantic Monthly

  • Since 1998, he has covered most of the country’s major political stories, including the last four Presidential campaigns, and has written many political profiles for The New Yorker. 
His awards include the 2012 National Press Club's Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence, for his article “The Consequentialist,” and the White House Correspondents' Association’s Aldo Beckman Memorial Award, for a series on Obama’s Presidency and reelection campaign. 

His article “Making It” was a 2009 National Magazine Award finalist, and his 2010 article “As the World Burns” received honorable mentions from the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting and the National Press Foundation Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress.

Piya Chattopadhyay
Piya Chattopadhyay
About 
Piya Chattopadhyay:
(via Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talks)

PIYA CHATTOPADHYAY is the host of CBC Radio's OUT IN THE OPEN, an adventurous and wide-ranging weekly one-hour program about the nitty-gritty of real life. Each week, Chattopadhyay and her team look at how one big topic is affecting regular people, and invite listeners to join the conversation. 

Prior to that, Chattopadhyay worked as a guest host for TVO's The Agenda. Additionally, she spent more than a decade in the field as a news reporter here in Canada, and was often on the road, reporting from abroad on numerous assignments for CBC

  • She has reported from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, the U.K. and France, to name but a few. 
In 2007, Chattopadhyay decided to take on a new adventure and moved to Jerusalem where she first freelanced for CBC, PRI and the BBC, before taking on the role of Middle East Correspondent for Fox News Radio

  • During her three years in the region, she travelled to numerous countries, covering stories ranging from war and conflict, peace and politics, to coping and everyday life.