TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ -
Storify makes content curation smarter, more useful
From covering the uprising in Egypt to gauging the public's reaction to
a proposed transit fare hike, Storify allows journalists to aggregate
social media as a means of storytelling, writes Adam Vrankulj.
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Finding the Words
A new anthology edited by Walrus managing editor Jared Bland features 31 authors, journalists, poets and songwriters writing about
inspiration, desire and breaking the rules. Dana Lacey reviews.
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Journalism: literature in hyperdrive
Journalism is fast -- and getting faster. So what is good, responsible
journalism in our modern era? J-student Lauren Pelley reports.
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140 characters in search of a story
Social media are reshaping political coverage in Ottawa. For better and
for worse. This week, we feature Ashley Csanady's story from the winter issue of The Ryerson Review of Journalism.
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THE BIG ISSUE
The deadline for the Canadian Journalism Foundation 2011 Awards is fast
Excellence in Journalism Award
Since 1996, the CJF has celebrated news organizations that embrace
ideals of journalistic excellence - accuracy, independence,
accountability, courage, originality, etc. - with its annual Excellence in Journalism Award.
The award is one of the major Canadian journalism prizes of the year and
the only national award given to a journalistic organization for
overall extraordinary performance. If your organization made a
difference in 2010, we invite you to apply for this prestigious award.
The winning organization will be honoured at the CJF's Annual Awards Gala on June 7 in Toronto.
Winners in two categories will be selected:
1) small/medium or local/regional media
2) large or national media.
Entrants are asked to submit a written description explaining in 1,000
words or less how the organization ensures journalistic excellence and
why it merits this award. Find out more and start the application process today.
Deadline for applications is March 4, 2011.
Greg Clark Award for Young Journalists
The Greg Clark Award is designed to offer working journalists, early in
their career, a professional development opportunity which will allow
them to gain insight, strategic information and meet key
decision-makers in a sector or issue they regularly cover. Arielle
Godbout, winner of the 2010 Greg Clark Award, spent a week in Ottawa
interviewing gun smuggling experts who are coordinating national
policing programs. Read her report.
If you or someone you know is a rookie journalist who'd like an
opportunity to go behind the scenes on their beat, please apply or
spread the word about the 2011 Greg Clark Award -- the CJF is now accepting applications.
Deadline for applications is March 18, 2011.
February 15, ON CJF Forum: The vaccine-autism link controversy. A science journalism
February 16, ON Massey College Press Club Night
February 17, ON PWAC Professional Development Series
February 25, ON PEN Canada: talk on hate speech/free expression
March 3, ON Effective news writing with Jacqui Banaszynski
March 4, ON Journalism, Confidentiality and the Courts
March 8, WEB CNA webinar: Magnificent Multimedia
March 10-11, ON Neglected Media Conference
March 22, ON PWAC Professional Development Series
March 22, WEB CNA webinar: Digital Editors and Mobile Apps
See all events here.
IN THE NEWS
Charles Foran wins Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
CJF Forum: The vaccine-autism link controversy -- A science journalism
CRTC grants campus radio station temporary stay
Broadcaster Jim Reed dies
How not to file freedom of information requests
CBC requests public input on 5-year strategy
Call for papers: covering Canadian crimes
Canadian newspapers still profitable and bouncing back, according to
John Vaillant wins $40,000 non-fiction prize
Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award winner announced
Newsstand magazine sales rise in 2010
UK upholds right of press to report on tweets
Today's Parent EIC announces departure
Inbound CEO cleans house at CTV
Photojournalist attacked in Cairo
Publisher Henry Burgoyne dies
Windsor cartoonist Bob Monks dies
Akin to Levant: media didn't miss the story in Cairo
Why is the Tyee in the Vancouver Art Gallery?
Slate's Jacob Weisberg slams The Daily
Globe series highlights five Charles Taylor nominees
An Egyptian journalist on Mubarak's resignation
Ann Coulter: "There should be more jailed journalists"
Working for nothing: The social media scam
It's not just Egypt: Star covers zone of entire Middle East
Former Governor General Michaëlle Jean on her relationship with the
Why the CRTC should change false rules news
Should newsrooms seek more Facebook fans, or better ones?
So, you want to be a journalist? Advice from recent grads
Last week a comment on a story about WikiLeaks written by Abby Campbell was incorrectly attributed to Rod McQueen.
J-Source regrets the error.
"This is the sleeper story of the year. If this goes through as it stands, the profession of
journalism will take a marked credibility hit. Do we really want this?
Btw isn't the CRTC rushing this?"
Reader Comment: Leo Murphy
Post: CRTC seeks to relax broadcast restrictions
"You forgot: 4. Be prepared to perform ALL of the editorial layout. 5.
Hope you enjoy working 60 hours a week for $24,000/yr with no overtime.
6. Sharpen those photographic skills, you're likely the primary photographer. 7. Better have a firm
grasp of the company's CMS or the web content will suffer immediately.
8. Learn to microwave leftovers, by the time you get home from covering
all of the meetings, dinner will be long over. 9. Be able to write 20
stories a week, providing photos/art for at least half of them. 10.
Unfortunately, the wire will become your best friend, and everytime you
resort to it to fill space, a little part of you dies inside. BUT... 1.
You're the face of the newspaper and you will figure prominently in the
community. 2. You'll feel more connected in your new town than you ever
have anywhere else. 3. By the time you flee to a better-paying job
elsewhere, you'll know almost everything there is to know about
newspaper production on a smaller scale. 4. It really does become
"your" newspaper. You do everything and there's an overwhelming sense
of pride and accomplishment each week as you manage to put the paper to
bed. 5. You may not be breaking any world-changing news, but the
feeling you get from making a senior's day because you took a picture
of her at a watercolour workshop is priceless."
Reader Comment: Chris Koehn
Post: Hey, new grads: I can guarantee you a job in journalism
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