J-Source Newsletter - Addressing Canadian journalism's diversity issue; In science reporting, when does background become baggage?

TORONTO, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ -

In conversation with the Globe's David Walmsley
"We self-defeat because we always take professional pride in making our work look easy." The Globe and Mail's editor-in-chief discusses journalism in the 21st century and his paper's coverage and tablet plans for the near future.

Winnipeg Free Press to launch micro-payment paywall
The paper will soon join many of Canada's major urban dailies in charging readers for online access. Chantal Braganza reports on how the 27-cent-per-article paywall will work.

Three things I learned from the CBC's Doc Project
Deanne Bender
reports from the broadcaster's intensive three-day workshop on the art of the radio documentary.

Addressing Canadian journalism's diversity issue: a three-part series
Addressing diversity in Canadian newsrooms will require leadership, risk-taking and time, writes J-Source books editor Dan Rowe. As Chantal Braganza reports, this is at least in part because statistics and the policies informed by them are often the exception and not the rule. And, as Aeman Ansari finds from speaking to students, journalism schools also have a big role to play.

In science reporting, when does background become baggage?
With a background in environmental consulting, Mount Royal University student Laura Stewart explores how a specialist journalist must set aside strong views in order to cover all angles of a topic.

 

 

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