Janice Neil to become editor of J-Source

TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - The editorial committee of J-Source (http://j-source.ca) has selected Janice Neil as its next editor-in-chief.

Neil has enjoyed various roles in journalism as both an educator and practitioner. She is currently an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, and the Ideas editor of J-Source. Previously, she was an editor at CBC Radio News and senior producer at CBC Radio's "Metro Morning". She was an assistant professor at Carleton University from 1998 to 2003. From 1993 to 1998, Neil was Ottawa Bureau Chief and Senior Producer at TVOntario's "Studio 2". Prior to 1993, she was a producer and reporter for a variety of news organizations, including TVOntario, CBC National News, CBC Newsworld, The Canadian Press and NBC Radio, based in Toronto, Ottawa, London (England), Regina, and Winnipeg.

Neil will take over from current EIC Ivor Shapiro on January 1, 2010. Shapiro recently succeeded Stephen Ward as the site's Ethics editor and will continue in this role. Ward continues his Ward's Words column for J-Source.

ABOUT J-SOURCE

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 project's goal 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. Launched in the spring of 2007, the sites provide a source for news, research, commentary, advice, discussion and resources.

For further information: For further information: Heather McCall, Program Manager, Canadian Journalism Foundation, Tel: (416) 955-0630, Email: hmccall@cjf-fjc.ca


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