J-Source E-Alert: Resources for Covering Swine Flu



    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - Swine flu is quickly becoming the story of the
    season, and J-

SOURCE.ca is providing Canadian journalists with resources to help them cover it: http://jsource.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=274 FEATURED ARTICLES: (*)Maureen Taylor, who covered SARS and avian flu for CBC-TV, offers ten Do's and Don'ts for those on the new flu beat(*) http://jsource.ca/english_new/detail.php?id=3772 (*)Tips from Andre Picard, Tom Blackwell and David McKie, with more to come via additional interviews and comments(*) http://jsource.ca/english_new/detail.php?id=3770 (*)Key health data sources from Fred Vallance-Jones(*) http://jsource.ca/english_new/detail.php?id=3758 (*)A post-SARS report card prepared by our Science and Health Journalism editor Candace Gibson(*) http://jsource.ca/english_new/detail.php?id=3764 OTHER TOOLS - a risk-guidance checklist from the BBC - medical backgrounders - assessments of the recent days' coverage on various news platforms and social media Our team is constantly adding content as this story develops and the issues surrounding it become more and more complicated. Please check back often for updates: http://jsource.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=274 ABOUT THE CANADIAN JOURNALISM PROJECT: The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP) and its websites, J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French), are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations across Canada. The goal of the CJP is to enable a national conversation about the achievement of, and challenges to, excellence in Canadian journalism and provide a convenient and trustworthy source of information and commentary.

For further information:

For further information: The Canadian Journalism Foundation, La
Fondation pour le journalisme canadien, 117 Peter St., 3rd floor, Toronto, ON,
M5V 2G9, http://www.cjf-fjc.ca/programs.htm


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