TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ -
The intersection of politics, local news and the idea of journalists
acting as citizens: Jill Winzoski's firing
The story of Jill Winzoski's firing is a she-said, they-won't-say kind
of story. So where does the blame lie? Alex Posadzki gets the former Selkirk Record reporter's side of the story and the opinion of a few ethics experts on
the dos and don'ts of journalists expressing themselves as citizens and
the role of publications in standing up for their reporters.
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Covering Violence and Trauma
Drama in Leveson report, but where's the trauma?
Britain's newspaper publishers and editors are scrambling to come up
with a new framework for self-regulation, working against the clock to
avoid a legislation-assisted solution in the wake of last week's
devastating Leveson report. But as Cliff Lonsdale reports, something is missing from the debate.
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How they got the story: Kenneth Jackson on APTN's Bruce Carson affair
'Escort, pimp, senior policy advisor to Harper, native affairs and
government contracts.' Those were the words of a source that piqued Kenneth Jackson's interest and began an investigation that would lead Jackson and
APTN's Jorge Barrera to uncover the Bruce Carson affair. Jackson
explains how they got the story.
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Freedom of Expression
CJFE honours courageous reporting and commitment to free expression
Tonight, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression will honour Mae Azango of Liberia; Rami Jarrah of Syria; Dan Henry, Canadian media lawyer; and Enquête, Radio-Canada's investigative television program with awards for their
courageous reporting and commitment to freedom of expression, often in
the face of threats.
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THE BIG ISSUE
High-profile cases prompt further discussion of how to best report on
In response to the coverage of Amanda Todd's suicide and the more recent
alleged suicide pact, the Vancouver School Board is calling for media organizations to adhere to guidelines when they report on suicides as set out by the Canadian Psychiatric Association. The CPA says that certain types of suicide coverage can encourage
copycats, as Steve Ladurantaye reported last year, though not everyone agrees. André Picard told Liam Casey in his 2010 award-winning RRJ feature that there are problems inherent in the CPA guidelines, and after the
Ottawa Suicide Prevention Coalition issued its own guide to reporting
on suicide earlier this year, Mel Coulson said being told how to 'spin' the message doesn't sit right with her. In a
2011 column, Stephen Ward said that "covering tragedies is not an act of exploitation. " In a subsequent column, said that while journalists can adopt some
guidelines, they should not follow them without question, as journalists play a different social role from that of health
professionals. A segment on this morning's episode of CBC's The Current looked at how journalists can cover suicide and what impact guidelines
will have in an environment where so much discussion takes place on
IN THE NEWS
» Upcoming journalism job/internship program deadlines
» Cape Cod Times fires writer after serial source fabrication discovered
» Esther Enkin named next CBC Ombudsman
» Canadian Lawyer/Law Times staff writer job
» Sun Media launches Sun+ subscription program
» Marni Soupcoff joins HuffPo Canada as managing editor, blogs
» Discussion on The Agenda: When it comes to gender representation in
media, do we need binders full of women?
It's one or two reporters today, but that's a slippery slope to go down.
I started at a small Sun Media daily in 2008 that had an editorial
staff of six people. Today, that newsroom has just two — one reporter,
Article: Sun Media cuts: Toronto Sun editor James Wallace responds
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CJF News: Join the CJF for its Honorary Tribute to The New York Times at the 16th Annual CJF Awards on June 13, 2013. Jill Abramson, executive editor of The Times, will accept the tribute on behalf of the organization. Amanda Lang, senior business correspondent for CBC News and co-anchor of The Lang and O'Leary Exchange, will host the event. Sponsorship opportunities for the CJF Awards now available.
CJF News: Aspiring photojournalists with less than five years of experience can
apply now for the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. Deadline is January 7, 2013.
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