Now on J-Source: Dying to tell the truth; Integrity Award nominations close
Jan. 8

TORONTO, Jan. 6 /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
    January 5 to January 11, 2010

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    IN THE NEWS

    (xx)Clothing company suing CBC for recording fashion show(xx)
    (xx)2009 a treacherous year for journalists(xx)
    (xx)Former CBC Radio VP appointed to Order of Canada(xx)
    (xx)Former Canadian Gardening editor to launch mag(xx)
    (xx)Journalists mourn Michelle Lang(xx)
    (xx)Journalist killed in Afghanistan with 4 soldiers(xx)

    FEATURES

    IDEAS
    (xx)Lang's death raises questions about how media reports from
    Afghanistan(xx)
    Hundreds of reporters have briefly embedded with Canadian forces in
    Afghanistan and, in most cases, returned to their regular beats at home.
    After the tragic death of Calgary health reporter Michelle Lang, former
    military journalist Bob Bergen questions whether this is the right
    approach to covering the armed forces at war.

    COVERING VIOLENCE & TRAUMA
    (xx)Dying to tell the truth(xx)
    What is the shocked journalism community to take from the death of a
    young reporter who had so much to live for? Cliff Lonsdale, president of
    the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, offers some
    reflections.

    INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
    (xx)What exactly is responsible journalism?(xx)
    With the recent Supreme Court decision to widen the available defences to
    defamation actions comes added responsibilities. Journalists must now
    debate exactly what constitutes responsible journalism, writes Cecil
    Rosner.

    EDITOR'S NOTE
    (xx)J-Source Journalism Integrity Award: nominations close Jan. 8(xx)
    Do you know someone who is an inspiration to working journalists,
    educators and audiences? This new award will recognize a person or
    organization that has had a positive impact on the quality of journalism
    in Canada in 2009. Nominate your choice now.
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