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How Media Works

How do journalists, editors and story producers - the ‘media’ - decide how and when to cover urban health issues? Does their coverage make a difference in our collective understanding of the issues? And if so, how?

What role can researchers play in sharing research findings via the media? In short: how can we and why should we join the ‘media dialogue’?

At the Centre for Research for Inner City Health (CRICH) our ultimate mission is to improve the health of urban populations - in Toronto and beyond. Our rigorous research provides real evidence to help change policy and practice to do just that.

"How Media Works" is a new speaker series for 2009-2010 hosted by CRICH. The goal of this series is to help researchers develop effective relationships with the media.

The series will include panels and informal opportunities to talk with seasoned media professionals. Please join us at “How Media Works” to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes and upfront to create a powerful news story.


Date Topic and Location

September 30, 2009

Telling Toronto’s Stories: How We Find Our Stories & Speakers for CBC’s Metro Morning

Presenter: Andy Barrie, Host of CBC Radio 1’s Metro Morning

Noon – 1 p.m.

Location: St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond St., 2nd Fl., 2-Bond Assembly Hall (2010).

RSVP: Anne-Marie Tynan, or 416-864-6060 ext. 2522

October 16, 2009

Reflections On Successful Media-Research Linkages

Claire Tallarico, Director Public Relations, St. Michael's Hospital & Julie Saccone, Senior Public Relations Specialist in conversation with Kamran Khan, Research Scientist, CRICH

November 20, 2009

How To Write A Feature Story

Jeremy Keehn, Senior Editor, The Walrus Magazine

December 18, 2009

Reporting on Immigrant Diversity & Health Issues: What Topics/Issues Do You Look  For & What’s Necessary To Make A Strong Story?

Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star

January 28, 2010

How Stories Are Crafted for Current Affairs Programming And What Researchers Should Know About How To Raise The Profile Of A Research Issue.

Anna Maria Tremonti, Host of CBC Radio 1’s The Current

Febuary 2010

To Be Announced

March 2010

To Be Announced

April 23, 2010

When The Media Gets It Wrong: What To Do and How To Fix It

Vince Carlin, Ombudsman, CBC

May 2010

To Be Announced


Space is limited so please RSVP for each event. Light lunch will be served.