Now on J-Source: The 'replaceability' of journalists; Female correspondents and rape; Use web scraping to access data

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J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year Award
We have received nominations from across the country — from mainstream media personalities, to those behind innovative start-ups, to those who tirelessly bring news to small communities. The J-Source Canadian Newsperson of 2011 will honour a Canadian who has demonstrated excellence and had a positive impact on the quality of journalism, inspiring journalists, educators and the Canadian public. There are just a few days left to send us your nominations. Who do you think we should honour this year?
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Five questions for freelance photojournalist Nick Kozak
On the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, J-Source talked to Nick Kozak about what it was like to document the devastating aftermath as a freelance photojournalist, the business of selling photos and whether or not reporters can (or should) double as photographers.
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The 'replaceability' of journalists
An Israeli daily newspaper tried a radical experiment — it replaced journalists with literary writers for some editions of its paper. David Secko writes about the study that followed this experiment to see if other types of writers could handle daily deadlines, chasing truth, and working sources for information the way that journalists do.
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Web scraping: How journalists get their own data
Don't rely on others to get you the information you need. Glen McGregor explains in the latest issue of Media magazine that the ability to program a basic script can keep you from relying solely on Access to Information laws and give you the liberty to analyze data in new ways. And a foreword by David McKie, J-Source's Ideas editor, explains why this is important.
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Female foreign correspondents and the question of rape
Heated rhetoric aside, are journalists out of touch with the risks female reporters face in conflict zones? Ruane Remy asked this question in the Winter 2012 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism, and examined the unique situations that female foreign correspondents can find themselves in and how they can be better equipped to deal with them.
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» Tumblr to add editorial staff to create original and curated content
» After a successful 2011, OpenFile announces mobile apps for all platforms
» Global Maritimes to get new home, new morning news show

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» There may be no real-life Mikael Blomkvist, but Stieg Larsson can still help journalism: The CJR
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» Why is the Toronto Star selling ads on a section's front page?


What I wonder is how much should a digital newspaper cost? If you eliminate the printing plant, and eliminate distribution via home delivery, newsboxes and corner stores, and if the cost of downloading has been downloaded onto the customer, what is the true cost of creating a newspaper? ...
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