MONTREAL, July 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Stéphanie Lalut will become the
Editor-in-Chief of ProjetJ (http://projetj.ca), independent observer of journalism and media, beginning next week.
A freelance journalist since 2006, Lalut is the co-founder of the
hyperlocal site RueMasson.com. She led a popular science publication, the Revue Quatre-Temps, for four years and has contributed to the magazine Protégez-Vous, the community radio CIBL and Agence Science-Presse, among others.
Lalut will build on her expertise in digital production to provide
analysis and practical tips for journalists, explore trends and the
direction of emerging and specialized media, and strengthen ProjetJ's
position as a place for critical reflection and professional
"As we approach an election campaign, it is important to reflect on the
work of media from several angles," she says.
Lalut replaces Anne Caroline Desplanques, whose work was widely
acclaimed during her two years with ProjetJ and who will move on to the
Journal de Montreal as a reporter. Desplanques will continue to serve on the editorial
board of ProjetJ.
Launched in 2007, ProjetJ—along with its English-language counterpart
J-Source (http://j-source.ca)--is an initiative of The Canadian Journalism Foundation (http://cjf-fjc.ca) in collaboration with several universities and partner organizations.
The site aims to promote journalistic excellence by providing space for
critical reflection and tools for development. It discusses, among
other things, training, ethics and research. It also provides a forum
for discussion and debate among journalists, teachers and students on
current issues and the future of the profession.
ProjetJ and J-Source are the recipients of the Canadian Association of
Journalists President's Award, which recognizes a significant
contribution to Canadian journalism and is given only under
circumstances of exceptional merit.
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For further information:
Editorial board member, ProjetJ
Professor in the Department of Information and Communication, University of Laval
office: (418) 656-2131 ext .6736
cell: (418) 654-6396