TORONTO, Oct. 7 /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
October 6 to October 12, 2009
NEW ON J-SOURCE
CONGRATULATIONS! King's journalism student JAMES WHITEHEAD is the winner
of our Back to School draw for an Olympus digital voice recorder.
IN THE NEWS
(xx)Canwest units under creditor protection(xx)
(xx)Wanna cover the Olympics? Win a job at the Globe(xx)
(xx)The Globe's 50 years in China(xx)
(xx)Globe reports Post CEO has backers for Canwest paper purchase,
(xx)CTV Brandon shutting down(xx)
(xx)CBC and National Post to share content(xx)
(xx)Ten more let go at Rogers Publishing(xx)
THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM
(xx)What's next for news? Videos, live blog and more(xx)
Journalism's future is uncertain and everyone's got an opinion. Our new
section, The Future of Journalism
is the place to find it all. New this week are videos and live blogs of
two events at Ryerson University featuring Clay Shirky, Andrew Keen,
Mathew Ingram, Mary Sheppard, Marissa Nelson, Romina Maurino, Bryan
Borzykowski, Amber MacArthur and Adrian Ma.
(xx)Show students how to sculpt in a new medium(xx)
If we create j-school curriculum based on secrecy, control and broadcast
we're not training students to lead, writes Wayne MacPhail, we're
teaching them do to what's already been done, but with less paper and
more silicon. MacPhail is experimenting with new teaching methods for his
online reporting workshops this year.
COVERING VIOLENCE & TRAUMA
(xx)"Suck it up" just isn't enough(xx)
George Hoff shares his experiences as an Ochberg fellow of the Dart
Center for Journalism and Trauma and encourages other Canadian
journalists to consider an opportunity to learn more about reporting on
violent and traumatic stories.
(xx)Media companies are converging, so should the unions(xx)
In The Laboring of Communication: Will Knowledge Workers of the World
Unite? scholars Catherine McKercher and Vincent Mosco argue for larger,
more powerful unions to combat the media concentration that's resulted
from media mergers and acquisitions. Reviewed by Marc Edge.
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