Now on J-Source: Debunking criticism of media; RCI goes off-air; How can broadcast and online news work together?

TORONTO, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ -


Samara's Occupiers and Legislators debunks some criticisms of the media
Belinda Alzner reports that new research from Samara into the coverage of the Occupy movement and the government's fall legislative agenda puts into doubt some common criticisms of the news media.
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Radio Canada International goes off-air after 67 years of shortwave service
After 67 years of international shortwave service, Radio Canada International has gone off-air and online-only in response to drastic budget cuts that representatives say will leave them unable to produce content. Angelina Irinci reports that RCI says financial autonomy would help them out, but is the federal government willing to consider it?
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Town Hall
Going in-depth: The relationship between broadcast and online news
Belinda Alzner highlights a report from the BBC Trust that looks at the broadcaster's coverage of the Arab Spring that raises the question: How can broadcast and online news work best together?
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Turning the page: Saying farewell and hello to changing ethics editors
After more than four years overseeing the Ethics section of J-Source, Ivor Shapiro is stepping down. Editor-in-chief Janice Neil looks back at Shaprio's legacy as ethics editor.
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J-Source's new ethics editor on 'doing the right thing'
In her first column as J-Source's new ethics editor, Romayne Smith Fullerton talks about what it means to 'do the right thing' in terms of journalistic ethics in a highly competitive and rapidly changing technological world.
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Thank you for writing this, Professor McGuire. It is definitely something that former J-Schoolers wonder about. But, what I can say in defense of the degree is that having a BJ continues to carry much value. I know for a fact it helped me get a few non-journalism jobs becuase of the skills and training that my employers knew I had. ...
Reader: Margaret Cappa
Article: J-schools at a turning point

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