Now on J-Source: Q&A with Digital First CEO John Paton; Challenging sexual assault reporting; Interviewing children: a dilemma?

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW/ -

CJF News: The deadline is almost a week away for print, broadcast and online media—large or small—to apply for the Excellence in Journalism Award. Submissions welcome until March 1. 

CJF Forum: Check out the photos and coverage of our sold-out event Digital First. Print Last. The Gospel According to John Paton.


John Paton's Q&A with J-Source and digital first advice for young journalists
Belinda Alzner sat down with Digital First Media CEO John Paton to talk about his digital first, print last strategy, why he blogs about it, and how he feels Canadian newspapers stack up digitally. Rhiannon Russell also reports on Paton's advice for young journalists from the CJF Forum.
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Covering Violence & Trauma
Interviewing Children: Paul Benedetti's Dilemma
He understands why we do it, but Paul Benedetti is having second thoughts about the ethics of interviewing children and youth. Benedetti is an award-winning columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and program co-ordinator for the graduate program in Journalism at Western University. He's struggling to put his finger on exactly what's making him uneasy - but he says his sense of unease is growing.
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Covering Violence & Trauma
Challenging the way journalists report sexual assault
Warning:  The following article contains disturbing details. But should it? In the latest issue of the King's Journalism Review, Marie Hanifen explores the delicate balance required to report on sexual assault cases and the point at which including details becomes gratuitous.
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Teaching Journalism
Clickers in the Classroom
Classroom clickers: technology for technology's sake or a helpful teaching tool? Bruce Gillespie, assistant professor in the journalism program at Wilfred Laurier University in Brantford, explains how using clickers in large journalism classes can be an effective tool for teaching and learning.
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