J-Source.ca/ProjetJ.ca - An unprecedented cross-country collaboration results in a valuable journalism resource



    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP) has
launched two new websites: J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French). The
CJP is a project of the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in collaboration
with leading journalism schools and organizations across Canada to promote
excellence in journalism.
    J-Source.ca/ProjetJ.ca will provide leadership, commentary and resources
related to the achievement of the highest caliber of journalism and journalism
education. Features include industry news updates, commentary and analysis,
tools for reporters and educators, a database of award-winning journalism,
expert advice in response to reader questions from the Canadian Association of
Journalists, a "Students' Lounge" run for and by journalism students, plus a
"Town Hall" where reader comments are collected and anyone can join in the
discussion.
    John Honderich, CJF Board member and J-Source.ca/ProjetJ.ca supporter,
says the websites fit perfectly with the Foundation's mandate to encourage
excellence in journalism. "It is essential there be a common place for all
Canadian media, be they print, broadcast or digital, to be able to discuss and
read about excellence in journalism," says Honderich. "And it is equally
important this place be managed and operated by Canadians."
    The CJP consists of educators and researchers from nine leading Canadian
universities - Carleton University, University of British Columbia, Université
Laval, Concordia University, University of Regina, University of Western
Ontario, Ryerson University, University of King's College and Université
d'Ottawa - as well as members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and
The Canadian Journalism Foundation. The CJP also receives select images
courtesy of the Canadian Press and communication support from CNW Group.
    While J-Source.ca and ProjetJ.ca partially mirror each other, much of the
content is unique to either site and managed by separate editorial mastheads.
The J-Source.ca editor-in-chief is Ivor Shapiro, associate professor of
journalism at Ryerson University. Colette Brin, professeure adjointe,
Département d'information et de communication, Université Laval, is Rédactrice
en chef of ProjetJ.ca.

    Visit these collaborative sites at:

    http://www.j-source.ca/
    http://www.projetj.ca/

    Special thanks to the Honderich family for its contribution to this
project made in memory of Beland Honderich and his lifelong dedication to
excellence in journalism.




For further information:

For further information: Jody Jacobson, Executive Director, The Canadian
Journalism Foundation, (416) 955-0394, jjacobson@cjf-fjc.ca


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