Now on J-Source: The best of Canadian journalism; The Globe shakes up management; Mommy bloggers and journalistic standards

TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ -

CJF News: CJF Forum: Fear and Loathing at City Hall on January 19th is sold out, but you can follow along with J-Source's liveblog.

CJF Award: Nominate an individual for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Deadline: January 30.

FEATURES

J-NEWS J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year: Your nominees
You nominated 28 newspersons from across the country - from the mainstream media and community news alike. While our panel of judges decide this year's winner, Rhiannon Russell and Belinda Alzner rounded up the stories behind each nomination in a highlight reel of Canadian journalism in 2011. Link to article

J-NEWS
The Globe and Mail shakes up management, adds first public editor
The Globe and Mail is shaking up its management to reflect shifts in the industry. J-Source's Belinda Alzner reports on Sylvia Stead's appointment as The Globe's first public editor as well as the other newly created positions and changed roles that reflect a move toward greater accountability and a more digital focus. Link to article

THE FUTURE OF NEWS
Mommy bloggers and journalistic standards
Mommy blogs have become monetized and it's not hard to see why: Brands embrace bloggers who promote their products, and many bloggers are only too happy to accept compensation. Ira Basen looks into issues of transparency, ethics and reader expectation that come with accepting payment or products in exchange for words. Link to article

TOWN HALL
Maybe something old, but is it news? Media coverage of Peter MacKay's wedding
The news media went big with photos and stories about Defence Minister Peter MacKay's marriage a couple of weeks ago. But Anne McNeilly wonders why it was news while the wedding of another cabinet minister and the multi-marriages of a recently appointed Supreme Court judge, are not. Link to article

HEALTH AND MEDICAL
JOURNALISM Five things journalists should understand about the Canadian health care system
Health care has gotten a lot media coverage in the last few weeks, with most provincial leaders opposing Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new funding formula. Covering health policy can be complex and confusing for any general assignment reporter. In the launch of J-Source's Health & Medical Journalism section, Dr. Gordon Guyatt offers journalists some evidence-based arguments on five key issues. Link to article

TOWN HALL
Three perspectives on professionalizing journalism and the Payette report
Who is fundamentally a journalist? Is journalism a profession? How would a form of regulatory organization influence the practice of journalism? Jean-Sébastien Marier highlights the key ideas debated during a recent roundtable on the professionalization of journalism at the University of Ottawa. Link to article

THE BIG ISSUE

Out with a whimper: Canada's election results ban
The death of Canada's election results ban was fittingly announced on Twitter on Jan. 13. The law — which prohibited the reporting of results across time zones — survived a mass tweet last election, but just barely. While media organizations have long criticized the ban, it took a lone citizen to lay down the legal gauntlet. In the end, though, it wasn't the Charter that made the ban untenable - it was changing technology. The ban's lifting is a welcome development for journalists. And if information is power, western Canadian voters will have gained a little more. On the downside, this may put some added 'real-time' pressure on J-Source's hardworking corps of political contributors.

EVENTS CALENDAR




J-NEWS

» The Globe and Mail names Sylvia Stead as its first public editor

» Global National Mandarin announces on-air news team

» Glen Hancock, former head of Nova Scotia journalism school, has passed away

» Report saying Harper-Putin hockey match was being planned was wrong: The Star

» Ottawa to lift ban on broadcasting early election results

» Canadian Association of Journalists announces new conference workshops, speakers, events

» Shaw Media, Global BC to launch all-news channel in British Columbia

» Concordia journalism professor Ross Perigoe has died

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