J-Source Newsletter - J-Source seeks new associate editor; What's it like to be a sports columnist when the home team is losing?

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2015 /CNW/ -

J-Source seeks new associate editor
Are you an ace reporter with strong copyediting and digital media skills? Have a passion for Canadian journalism? You could be J-Source's next associate editor. Applications for the position are due by August 19.

What the OMNI cuts mean for newcomer communities and journalists
Depending on who you ask, Rogers Media's decision to cut 110 position and end OMNI multi-language newscasts isn't much of surprise, writes Shannon Clarke. But advocates say that even though multilingual publications and broadcasts have relatively small markets, it's a mistake to overlook their political diversity, reach and longevity.

Why j-school instructors should return to newsrooms for a summer
The term is long over, and the weather is warm. For some journalism instructors, that means it's time to stop teaching students about covering the news and do some reporting themselves. Marlene Murphy speaks with academics who've found career benefits to returning to the industry after they their submit their students' marks in May.

What's it like to be a sports columnist when the home team is losing?
So far this season, Regina Leader-Post's Rob Vanstone has spent at least twice as long answering emails from distraught Saskatchewan Roughriders fans as he has writing columns. Julie McCann speaks to the longtime sports columnist about his home team's worst losing streak since 1979—and the effect it's had on his job.

Media must be cautious covering individual immigration cases
An increasing number of high-profile and widely covered individual immigration law cases tread dangerously close to appeals to emotion, presenting incomplete facts and ideal outcomes. Immigration lawyer Will Tao explains why that's bad for both journalism ethics and the very types of immigration cases such coverage is trying to help.

Note to readers: J-Source will be on summer vacation starting Aug. 17. We'll begin publishing again in September after our new associate editor is appointed.



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