Now on J-Source: The Future of News issue: online corrections; participatory journalism; trade secrets Nov. 16 to Nov.22, 2011

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ -

NEW START TIME FOR CJF FORUM ON NOVEMBER 22: 7 P.M.
FREEDOM (OR NOT) OF INFORMATION IN CANADA
Suzanne Legault, Jim Bronskill, Paul Schabas, moderated by Hugh Winsor

ETHICS
Where's Page Two Online?
A new report from the ethics advisory committee of the Canadian Association of Journalists attacks the digital corrections puzzle, providing best practices for correcting inaccurate information published online. Surely, for Craig Silverman, one of the report's authors, the corrections landscape badly needed a new map.
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FUTURE OF NEWS
Future of News: What does online excellence look like?
J-Source's Rhiannon Russell quizzed four Canadian Online Publishing Awards winners on the hurdles, the process, and the payoff of making top online content. Trade secrets from Torontoist, the National Film Board, OpenFile Toronto, and Sparksheet.
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INNOVATION
Future of News: What happens next?
The impending death of traditional media invokes plenty of questions - and angst. Alexis Beckett tells us why four online gurus in Vancouver say it's time to instead shift the focus to social media's immense opportunities, new ideas, and plain coolness.
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RESEARCHING JOURNALISM
Participatory Journalism: an interview with Alfred Hermida
Lisa Lynch chats with Participatory Journalism co-author and UBC associate professor Alfred Hermida about citizen involvement in the news, comment policies, and newsroom innovation.
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THE BIG ISSUE

Where are women's opinions?

We know women have opinions, but where are they? Last year J-Source reported on the lack of women writing for op-ed pages. Now a new website is taking aim at the a lack of female pundits. Coupled with a dearth of female magazine bylines, you have to wonder what's going on. Is it because the vast majority of newsroom managers are men, or are other factors at play? Read more on this and related topics in J-Sources 'Newsroom Diversity' section.

EVENTS CALENDAR

IN THE NEWS

Survey of UK editors reveals some grim stats, opinions
André Picard named CIBC scholar-in-residence
Call-out for NMA judges
CBC hands over documents to committee - but only some
Torstar offers 1,050 voluntary buyouts
Toronto Star buyouts?

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TOWN HALL

I like the optimism here on the future of journalism. I think that there are many who are afraid that the online versions of newspapers and other publications will lead most of us to the unemployment line.
Reader: Lisa Phillips
Article: Participatory Journalism: an interview with Alfred Hermida

I hope Robert Steiner took note of Roger Gillespie's comment about the journalists the Toronto Star hires. They are, he said, "nimble, technologically adept and write easily about any topic that needs coverage." That phrase should be our mission statement at Canadian journalism schools. After being trained and confident with those skills, freelancers can then work to find that niche that U of T seems to feel is out there -- or any other writing pursuit when they learn that one doesn't pay the bills. And besides, do we really need another j-program in Canada, let alone Ontario, however specialized it may be? We are deceiving prospective students into believing they can merely obtain a high-level, gold-embossed credential to land work, freelance or otherwise. We are awash in journalism grads and content mills only too happy to publish their work for free. Graduating 10 more won't help anyone.
Reader Comment: Joe Banks
Post: Specialist or generalist; what kind of journalist should j-schools be producing?

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