Now on J-Source: Canwest's future; more jobs outsourced; social media policy

TORONTO, Oct. 14 /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.

    
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    Now on J-Source
    October 13 to October 19, 2009

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    IN THE NEWS
    (xx)PWAC looking for new executive director(xx)
    (xx)Spec and Record to outsource ad designer jobs to India and
        Philippines(xx)
    (xx)Slim majority of Canadians would support newspaper bailout: poll(xx)
    (xx)Toronto Star relaunches website(xx)
    (xx)Public supports watchdog press: Pew(xx)

    FEATURES

    WARD'S WORDS
    (xx)Guidelines for guidelines: social media policies spark debate(xx)
    Since everyone is on Twitter, we have to let journalists tweet away,
    unrestrained, writes Stephen J.A. Ward. But as newsrooms start to create
    editorial policies for social media, we need sober, nuanced, ethical
    thinking that takes the long view, not emotional arguments from social
    media enthusiasts.

    TEACHING JOURNALISM
    (xx)From zero to a television news story in four weeks(xx)
    After covering the tenth anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, CBC video
    journalist Sasa Petricic returned with a very different mission.
    Laxmi Parthasarathy spoke with him in Rwanda about teaching TV journalism
    to working journalists in "the land of a thousand hills."

    STUDENTS' LOUNGE
    (xx)Are you checking sure?(xx)
    There was no time to be flustered, remembers Christal Gardiola, in this
    new journalist's essay on her first foray into the world of magazine
    fact-checking.

    THE BIG ISSUE
    (xx)Canwest's future(xx)
    Canwest's application for creditor protection ends old rumours and starts
    new ones. Is this the beginning of a much anticipated conglomerate break-
    up, or will the chain simply change hands?
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