Now on J-Source: The apocalyptic scene in Haiti; can crowd funding work; Andy
Barrie retires

TORONTO, Feb. 4 /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
    February 2 to February 8, 2010

    TWITTER: http://twitter.com/jsource
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    IN THE NEWS:
    http://www.j-source.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=4
    (xx)Two Montreal radio stations close(xx)
    (xx)Ottawa releases pictures of data to ATI requesters(xx)
    (xx)Metro Morning's Andy Barrie to retire(xx)
    (xx)Style at Home appoints new editor(xx)
    (xx)Vancouver dailies sponsor government info centre for media during
    Olympics(xx)
    (xx)Women's Post publisher running for mayor of Toronto(xx)

    FEATURES http://j-source.ca

    EDITOR'S NOTE
    (xx)VIDEO: Interview with CHEK Victoria news director Rob Germain(xx)
    Employees who rescued a local TV station in Victoria won the first J-
    Source Journalism Integrity Award. J-Source editor-in-chief Janice Neil
    asked CHEK news director Rob Germain about the employee takeover and how
    the station has changed since.

    FIELD NOTES
    (xx)On the ground in Haiti: "It's dangerous to divorce myself from the
    human aspect"(xx)

    After sleeping on cardboard boxes, helping a woman in labour, seeing and
    smelling dead bodies and telling endless tragic stories with words and
    images, Montreal Gazette reporter Sue Montgomery and photojournalist Phil
    Carpenter give their accounts of the logistics, emotions, ethical
    dilemmas, frustrations and surprises they encountered on the ground in
    Haiti.

    TOWN HALL

    (xx)The real "climategate" scandal isn't scientific, it's journalistic
    (xx)

    During "climategate" some of the declarations made under prominent
    bylines demonstrated professional negligence, writes Chris Wood, who
    thinks reporters concealed the truth and practised dishonest journalism.

    THE FUTURE OF NEWS

    (xx)The future of journalism is...Radiohead?(xx)
    When magazine writer Paige Williams self-published a 6,000-word profile
    that "had no other home," readers contributed money online. In this case,
    Ira Basen writes, crowd funding worked, but what drives readers to
    donate?

    Subscribe now and receive "Now on J-Source" on its publication date
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    (xx) reader comments (xx)
    (xx) big issue of the week (xx)
    (xx) cross-country events calendar (xx)
    (xx) more news and recent posts (xx)
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