Now on J-Source: Global plans 24-hour national-local news hybrid service; Seymour Hersh, Twitter and a lesson in "off the record

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ -

Global plans 24-hour national-local news hybrid service

Global's parent company, Shaw Media, has applied to the CRTC for a single coast-to-coast licence with 28 local community feeds. It's never been done before, but if approved, Global News 1 will launch in 2016 and create approximately 100 new jobs for journalists. Associate Editor Tamara Baluja reports.

Apology to Don Martin

J-Source regrets an error in an article about Martin and his anonymous source.

Seymour Hersh, Twitter and a lesson in "off the record"

How would you feel if you'd been tweeting comments from a legendary journalist who then said, "This is all off the record"? That's just what happened to Nicole Blanchett Neheli when she met investigative reporter Seymour Hersh.

Winnipeg Free Press adds social media element to letters to the editor

A long-standing tradition at newspapers, letters to the editor don't jibe with today's media landscape of immediacy and urgency. The Winnipeg Free Press is changing that by bringing social media to snail mail. Associate Editor Tamara Baluja reports. 

University of Regina launches MJ program

It's no secret the media market in Canada faces many financial challenges, and layoffs are abundant. But the University of Regina's School of Journalism, which is launching a master's program—the first in the prairie provinces—says the demand for journalism grads in Saskatchewan is strong. Associate EditorTamara Baluja reports. 

D'Arcy Coulson is J-Source's new business manager

Coulson comes to J-Source from CBC News and will oversee the site's day-to-day business operations and its transition to not-for-profit status, says Publisher Christopher Waddell.





J-Source and ProjetJ are publications of The Canadian Journalism Project, a venture among post-secondary journalism schools and programs across Canada, led by Ryerson University, Université Laval and Carleton University and supported by a group of donors.

Copyright © 2014 The Canadian Journalism Project. All rights reserved.


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For further information: Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor, J-Source,, 416.979.5000 ext 7433

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