TORONTO, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ -
Q&A with Barrie Advance editor on deciding to publish PMO-Trudeau leak
By Eric Mark Do
Journalists usually know that when they get a brown envelope with a big
scoop, the source remains a secret. But the identity of who leaked
information to the Barrie Advance was too explosive. The newspaper named the source - the PMO - and
suddenly found themselves in the centre of a debate on journalists and
government sources. Its editor says the fact that the Barrie Advance is making news for "doing the right thing" indicates there's a bigger
Postmedia and Ottawa Citizen stories on "Robocalls" win Michener Award
Canada's top journalism prize was awarded to Postmedia News and the Ottawa Citizen for what the Michener award jury said has had a resounding impact by
shedding light on "how technology can subvert our most fundamental
democratic value: the right to vote in a fairly run election."
J-Source names new editor-in-chief
Bruce Gillespie, a magazine journalist and journalism professor will
become the next editor of J-Source effective August 1, 2013. Gillespie
is a tenure-track assistant professor in the journalism program at
Wilfrid Laurier University and was previously the editor-in-chief of Bankrate.ca
Attention journalists: Federal government makes data site more
By Fred Vallance-Jones
The federal government is poised to roll out an upgraded version of its
open data site. It's one of a growing number of open data sites, and
journalists willing to take the time to dig into these storehouses will
find a great deal of material to help find and report stories, and to
build data visualizations that can drive traffic on news websites.
Opinion: How the Canadian media missed the real Northern Gateway story
By Robin Rowland
As the final round of the Joint Review Panel hearings into Enbridge's
proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project began this week, one local
journalist examines the problems of how the issue is covered. News
organizations assigning coverage to business and political reporters
already create a bias and fail to address important environmental
concerns, argues Robin Rowland. He says simply "balancing"
Enbridge's stance on the project against the views of activists and
First Nations members does not adequately explain the debate.
Top ten myths about obituary writing
By Sandra Martin
You may have heard that obituaries are about life and not death, but
that's far from the "final word" on obit writing. Some people call it
the "dead beat," but it's arguably more alive than ever. Sandra Martin,
senior features writer at The Globe and Mail, dispels the top ten myths of obituary writing.
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