TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ -
Journalism vindicated: Ford admits to using crack; blames reporters for
not asking correct questions
Days after Toronto Police said they had in their possession a video
allegedly showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, the mayor
himself admitted it in a surprise announcement. He blamed reporters for not asking the right questions, a statement that was swiftly
refuted by Toronto Star reporters. Over the past six months, since the news broke that Gawker
and Toronto Star journalists had seen the alleged video, journalism has been on trial. So
it was with a sense of vindication that journalists, especially those in the Toronto Star newsroom, took in the police chief's news. J-Source rounded up all the
Rob Ford drama as it unfolded.
The Tyee looks to expand nationally
The B.C.-based, award-winning online magazine has decided to expand its
coverage nationally. The Tyee's editor-in-chief, David Beers, explains this bold venture to Tamara Baluja and what it will take for that vision to be realized.
Canada's access-to-information system is going downhill and fast
Canada's Information Commissioner, Suzanne Legault, is hoping the
government will listen to her pleas for reform, but J-Source Ideas
editor and CBC investigative journalist David McKie says journalists shouldn't hold their breath.
Catching a break in Nairobi: How two Canadian freelancers covered the
Westgate mall shooting
Two recent Canadian journalism graduates, dreaming of careers as
international journalists, caught the break of a lifetime while on
fellowships with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Adam Bemma reports from East Africa.
10 tips for the savvy environmental journalist
Science and environmental issues can be challenging for the public to
understand due to the technical language and complexity, so journalists
should act as translators by using clear, concise language and relevant
examples. Here are 10 tips by environmental writer Stephen Leahy.
IN THE NEWS
J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of the Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations.
CJF J-Talk: Guilty Pleasure or Real News? Join us for this discussion about celebrity gossip and its role in the
news cycle with Toronto Star's Malene Arpe, Hello! Canada's Alison Eastwood, National Post's Jonathan Kay and etalk's Ben Mulroney. The Globe and Mail's Simon Houpt moderates. Register now.
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