Now on J-Source: Canwest sale a positive; freelancer's search for eyeballs;
farewell Andy Barrie

TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - "Now on J-Source" is the free weekly newsletter of J-Source.ca (http://j-source.ca), a website project of the Canadian Journalism Project (CJP), featuring Canadian journalism facts, opinions, tools, advice and connections.

Here's a sampling from this week's issue.

    
    Now on J-Source
    March 2 to March 8, 2010

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IN THE NEWS: http://www.j-source.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=4

    
    *Corus applies for local TV licence*
    *News is all around us: Pew*
    *Former Le Devoir editor honoured with CJF Lifetime Achievement
    Award*
    *Spreading the word about trauma teaching*
    *Farewell Andy Barrie*
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THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

*Canwest sale to Shaw likely positive for journalists*

Jim Shaw's purchase of Izzy Asper's old media empire should mark the start of better things for Canwest journalists, writes Kelly Toughill.

FIELD NOTES

*What I learned in five days working for a citizen reporting website*

I'm a freelancer. I'm driven by hunger, boredom and ego and I'll do anything, writes Claude Adams. So he signed up to write Olympics pieces (paid-for...sort of) for Allvoices, a Los Angeles-based citizen journalism website. Here's how it went.

2010 OLYMPICS COVERAGE

*Covering stories outside the spectacle*

David Beers, editor of The Tyee, sees the Olympics as a "giant performance piece" that heightens awareness of the insider/outsider relationship. Beers explains The Tyee's choice to cover the "outsiders" in relation to the Games.

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