Now on J-Source: On-air death; conflict food; specialist vs generalist

TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW/ -

ETHICS
Scenes of a slippery death
The death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, just hours before the 2010 Winter Olympics launched, sparked questions about sports safety -- and a debate over TV footage choices. As Connie Monk reports, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council is ready to weigh in.
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TEACHING JOURNALISM
Specialist or generalist: what kind of journalist should j-schools be producing?
Does journalism need a new approach? The University of Toronto thinks so. In fact, Robert Steiner, director of the journalism lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and former Wall Street Journal reporter, thinks a new master's of journalism program currently under consideration is the future of journalism. Alexandra Bosanac reports.
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COVERING VIOLENCE AND TRAUMA
Peace Meals: conflict food
In Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories, correspondent Anna Badkhen writes about conflict and food, and how sharing a meal in "the most forlorn and violent places on earth" can be a reassertion of life itself. A review by Claude Adams.
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VISUAL JOURNALISM
"They were running towards me, throwing rocks and golf balls": Photojournalism internship winner on covering the G20
Earlier this year, 24-year-old freelance photojournalist Adrien Veczan won the Canadian Journalism Foundation's 2010 Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award, which gave him a six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press. He covered the G20, the Queen Mum and some interesting balloon handling techniques.
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CJF NEWS
Now accepting applications for the TOM HANSON PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD - deadline for applications January 7, 2011. 

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Tori Stafford ban partially lifted
Asper back in the media biz
Magazines BC elects new executive team 
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Canadian self-censorship vs fearless Indian journalism
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Supreme Court to hear case on links, defamation
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TOWN HALL

"I don't think anyone has any reasonable expectation of privacy for what they do outside in broad daylight, where they can be seen. You want privacy, stay in your house. I remember when I lived in Windsor strippers at the old Beanery (long gone) used to sunbathe nude on the roof in full view of nearby offices and apartments. That said, I don't see the slightest news value of the photos and I wouldn't have run them unless I had a better story than this to go with it. It is only a ha-ha-gotcha kind of photo. I can't say I think that it humiliates anyone who gets naked for a living, but I don't see much point in the photos."
Reader Comment: Tim Jacques
Post: News flash: strippers smoke semi-nude!  

"Well should the Alberta Press Council review its mandate. Its report on deliberations during 2009 showed that it only received 19 complaints. Only one of those was adjudicated. This inactivity is typical of some other Canadian press councils, especially in the far east and far west. I believe this is evidence that requires press councils to do more outreach and public education. Clearly, readers are voting with their feet and are not willing to wait for up to 6 months to have their complaints heard. Not much has changed since I examined the performance of press councils for my 1998 book Yesterday's News: Why Canada's daily newspapers are failing us."
Reader Comment: John Miller
Post: An open letter to Ontario Press Council's new boss

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