Now on J-Source: Neutral lies?; Canwest explained; confidential sources

TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ -

Now on J-Source:

Please help J-Source serve journalists better and TAKE OUR READER SURVEY: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/jsourcefeedback

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

    
      -  Bondholders to buy Canwest newspaper division
      -  Atlantic Journalism Awards winners
      -  Openfile.ca launch
      -  Ann Rohmer to leave CP24
      -  Toronto Star reporters win labour award
      -  Court delivers "mixed result" on protection of sources
    

FEATURES http://j-source.ca

    
    LAW
    (xxx)Is it 'neutral' to spread lies?(xxx)
    

The Canadian Human Rights Commission has a 100 percent conviction rate for hate speech cases, and rights commissions routinely make bizarre decisions upholding, for instance, the right of fast-food workers not to wash their hands. Right? Wrong. These false claims and more have been carelessly spread by Canadian news media, writes Richard Moon, Professor of Law at the University of Windsor.

    
    TOWN HALL
    (xxx)Canwest newspaper sale, explained (xxx)
    

Media columnists weigh in on Canwest CEO Paul Godfrey's

$1.2-billion bid for Canwest's newspaper division. What does it mean for Canada?

    
    LAW
    (xxx)The upside of the confidential sources ruling(xxx)
    

Don't let the negative headlines get you down - there's good news for journalists in the the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in the case of the National Post, its former reporter Andrew McIntosh, and the possibly forged document at the heart of a nine-year legal battle to protect a source. Law section editor Dean Jobb reviews the ruling and what it means for journalists.

    
    ASK A MENTOR
    (xxx)How do I interview cops and lawyers?(xxx)
    

Q: I am a crime & court reporter in a small community. I am also new to this beat, I was hoping for some interviewing tips when it comes to police officers (details of new charges and incidents) and lawyers in court (information about their clients and trials). Answer by Rob Tripp, who has been writing about bad guys, courts and prisons for more than 20 years.

"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.

Subscribe now and receive "Now on J-Source" on its publication date (every Tuesday) plus this additional content:

    
    (xx) reader comments (xx)
    (xx) big issue of the week (xx)
    (xx) cross-country events calendar (xx)
    (xx) more news and recent posts (xx)
    http://www.j-source.ca/english_new/page.php?p=26

    TWITTER: http://twitter.com/jsource
    RSS: http://jsource.ca/english_new/rss.php
    

ABOUT THE CANADIAN JOURNALISM PROJECT:

The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP) and its websites, J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French), are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations across Canada. The goal of the CJP is to enable a national conversation about the achievement of, and challenges to, excellence in Canadian journalism and provide a convenient and trustworthy source of information and commentary.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information: For further information: The Canadian Journalism Foundation, La Fondation pour le journalisme canadien, 117 Peter St., 3rd floor, Toronto, ON, M5V 2G9, http://www.cjf-fjc.ca/programs.htm


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890