This week on J-Source: New libel defence, Paid vs. free, Job advice



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    TORONTO, Nov. 19 /CNW/ -

    LIBEL
    -On "responsible journalism"-
    When a mid-market television news operation can run a commercial within
    the body of its newscast disguised as a "news item" bought and paid for
    by the client and call that journalism, we're in a sad state of affairs.
    http://jsource.ca/english_new/detail.php?id=1900

    ASK A MENTOR
    -Is there money in a journalism career?-
    Question: Are there enough well-paying journalism jobs to go around, or
    should I start considering a career in communications? Jeff Gaulin,
    manager of Canada's largest career website for media and communications
    professionals, offers his insight.
    http://jsource.ca/english_new/detail.php?id=1905

    ETHICS
    -The reporter's battle in Afghanistan-
    Reporters sent to conflict regions live directly with troops, who in turn
    feed them and give them a place to sleep, write and edit. Journalism
    ethics are a constant issue. Allison Cross describes the experience of
    two Canadian reporters who recently returned from Afghanistan.
    http://jsource.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=2

    Also...

    THE BIG ISSUE
    -The paid vs. free debate-
    Is a completely ad-supported business model a viable one for journalism?
    In light of the WSJ's recent decision to go free online, we review the
    pros and cons of each format.
    http://jsource.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=216

    COMMENTS, DISCUSSIONS, SUGGESTIONS, CORRECTIONS
    "When a mid-market television news operation can run a commercial within
    the body of its newscast disguised as a 'news item' bought and paid for
    by the client and call that journalism, we're in a sad state of affairs."
    Comment by: Bill Nazer
    Article: CanWest cuts newsroom staff
    http://jsource.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=180

    TOOLBOX
    Libel-proofing CAR investigations
    Media jobs
    Conflict-sensitive journalism
    http://jsource.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=109

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