RISE is co-hosted by the Canadian Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) and Canadian Journalists of Colour (CJOC). This conference is where journalists of color will gather to share their experiences and expertise with everyone. What's more racialized journalists, and young journalists can receive advice on advancing their careers and developing skills to prepare for the future of journalism.
Canada prides itself as a cultural mosaic, but that's far from the reality in Canadian newsrooms and media coverage. Journalists of colour still remain underrepresented in many respects, from appearances as columnists, throughout media organizations, and in leadership positions.
RISE is an opportunity for journalists to share their stories and experiences as well as to discuss solutions to the systemic issues that exist in the industry. Furthermore, this is an opportunity to make a difference, and build on the progress made by CABJ and CJOC.
Many experienced racialized and indigenous journalists will join us to share their knowledge of advanced skills in investigative journalism, community-driven journalism, digital platforms, media business models and more.
RISE Conference begins on Friday, April 30th, with a full day of programming on Saturday, May 1st, 2021. Due to the nature of the current pandemic, the conference will be online. Space is limited! Stay tuned for registration information. In the meantime, follow us @RISEx2021 for the latest updates.