Now on J-Source: 'Unfounded' punditry in post-election Québec; How much do freelancers make?; J-School survival tips

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ -

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Ideas
Pouring gasoline on the debate over Quebec separation
The mainstream media's reaction to the Parti Québécois victory may have been predictable, but Justin Ling says it risks fanning the flames of intolerance.
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Back to School
How much do freelance journalists make?
In a follow-up to our piece about how much journalists earn at a number of mainstream media companies, Nicole Cohen takes a look at wages for freelance journalists, for whom the picture is not so rosy. She explains how the money breaks down and what initiatives are being taken in a sector of the industry where wages have been stagnant since the 1980s.
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Students' Lounge
J-school survival tips from students and grads
Want to go beyond merely surviving j-school to totally owning it? Belinda Alzner hosted a live chat with senior-level j-students and recent grads, where they gave their advice on how to get the most out of j-school. Check out the transcript to see their tips and tricks.
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Ethics
In Indigenous reporting, what has changed since Ipperwash?
September 6 marks the 17th anniversary of the death of Dudley George — an unarmed First Nations occupier shot and killed by an OPP officer at Ipperwash Provincial Park in Southwestern Ontario. But Maurice Switzer, the first Indigenous publisher of a daily paper in Canada and the current director of communications for the Union of Ontario Indians, says flagrant attitudes of racism still exist in politicians, police officers and even journalists. With an introduction from Ethics editor Romayne Smith Fullerton.
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Back-to-School Giveaway:
Details on how you can win a Sony digital recorder (valued at $59.99) can be found here. All you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter before Sept. 14.

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Re the homophobic Christian TV, the anodyne source linked to omits the substantive reason for the decision. From the CBSC media release ...

"The Panel noted that religious programs are allowed to declare homosexuality a sin, but that It's Your Call crossed the line by allowing program participants to accuse homosexuals of a malicious 'agenda' to 'recruit' and 'brainwash' children and of having a propensity to commit violent crimes such as rape targeting straight people."
Reader: Eric
Article: J-Links: CRTC rules against homophobic comments; NMA free ebook...

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