Now on J-Source: Twitter mea culpa; how to investigate; Vatican press

TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ -

Now on J-Source:

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

    
    (xx)PWAC Editor of the Year finalists
    (xx)Stackhouse: relaunched Globe will not be a magazine
    (xx)Toronto Police win CAJ secrecy award
    (xx)Gazette wins Michener
    (xx)Times and Sunday Times launch new websites
    (xx)The Guardian launches Open Platform
    

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TOWN HALL

(xxx)How do you say mea culpa, 140 characters at a time?(xxx)

In which Ivor Shapiro, an old-dog reporter who just happens to be J-Source's Ethics editor, explains how he learned, first-hand, that the new tricks of real-time reporting can be perilous. As a penance for the journalist's first sin of not verifying before publishing, he assigned himself the task of writing out what happened - in Tweet style.

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

(xxx)How to investigate anything(xxx)

Ever want to see inside the brain of an investigative journalist? Harvey Cashore spent 15 years investigating the missing Airbus millions, and half a year on a lottery theft expose. He's been part of dozens of complex investigations with his team at CBC's the fifth estate and now the Investigative Content Unit. He recently led a workshop at the CAJ conference in Montreal where he offered tips and tricks for investigations big and small. Dana Lacey reports.

FIELD NOTES

(xxx)Covering the Vatican(xxx)

Ellin Bessner, a Jewish journalist, was a card-carrying member of the

Vatican Press Association in the late 80s. She discusses the screening process, the uber-modern newsroom and how covering the Vatican is a lot like covering the police beat.

ETHICS

(xxx)Ethics 2.0: the dos and don'ts of social media(xxx)

Do you fact-check all your retweets? Do you publish rumours, or gossip? Is it OK to have an opinion in your personal blog? These were just a few of the ethical questions raised during a recent CAJ conference workshop. The discussion looked at the problems - and potential opportunities - that arise when journalists use social media to communicate.

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