J-Source Newsletter - Secrets of a successful newsletter; Journalists need to fight Bill C-51

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2016 /CNW/ -

Secrets of a successful newsletter
Newsletters are one of the easiest tools a media organization can experiment with. David Topping explains to H.G. Watson what goes into making 12:36, a daily Toronto lunchtime tabloid, and Toronto Life's new real estate newsletter, The Hunt.

Journalists must fight to repeal Bill C-51
Freelance journalist and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression volunteer Grant Buckler explains why provisions in the counter-terrorism bill should be a concern to the media.

52 staff laid off at Torstar
A memo released on Aug. 9 announced the layoffs, which include 19 permanent unionized newsroom staff at the Toronto Star, and 26 contract temporary staff, mostly from Star TouchH.G. Watson reports.

Why Postmedia is opening a digital development lab in KW 
There hasn't been a lot of good news at Postmedia lately. But senior management is hoping that a new venture in one of Ontario's technology centres might be a good news story. H.G. Watson speaks to Andrew MacLeod, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer at Postmedia, about the new lab.

"Toward 2020" makes the case for better journalism education
Brian Moritz reviews a book he says "sparks discussion for ways that faculty members and departments can begin to shape journalism education in the 21st century."



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For further information: H. G. Watson, hgwatson@j-source.ca

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