Now on J-Source: Third annual J-Quiz and prize giveaway; Back-to-school resources for students; On the ground on 9/11

TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ -


Back to School
J-Source's third annual back-to-school J-Quiz
Are you ready for another school year? Get rid of summer's mental dust bunnies, sharpen your virtual pencils and take J-Source's third annual back-to-school J-Quiz (Hint: You can prepare by reading our handy guide to the summer's biggest j-stories.)
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Back-to-School Giveaway:
Details on how you can win a Sony digital recorder (valued at $59.99) can be found here. All you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter before Sept. 14.

Back to School
Five things I wish I knew before starting j-school
Welcome to j-school, new students of 2012 — you need not fear under-preparedness. In an effort to help new students start off on the right foot, J-Source's summer reporter and fourth-year Ryerson journalism student Angelina Irinici recalls the five things she wishes someone had told her before she started journalism school.
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Back to School
Back-to-School: Student resources edition
Between streeters, stand-ups and internships, journalism school can feel overwhelming at times. Angelina Irinici has compiled this list of resources for students that should help them navigate tricky assignments and grey-area ethical situations.
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Field Notes
On the ground on 9/11: A journalist remembers
Documentary producer David Giddens was in New York, working on a different assignment, when the twin towers fell. Here, for J-Source, he shares his memories of covering one of the biggest stories ever—and his opinion on how the U.S. media failed to do their job in the aftermath of 9/11.



» End-of-summer roundup: The biggest j-stories you might have missed
» J-Links: Bob Johnstone passes away; 2012 Freelance Industry report; Friends' CBC Town Hall in Halifax
» The National Post to launch Post Arcade next month
» Simon Houpt's list of news stories that were a product of summertime
» J-Links: CBSC rules against homophobic comments; NMA free ebook; Salon calls out Ryan lies
» Canadian publications nominated for 2012 Online Journalism Awards


I don't know where this average comes from or how old it is - it seems very high. Perhaps the median would be a better illustration. Community papers, where most J-school grads will end up if they're lucky, start reporters at $25,000 to $30,000 and don't give raises. You don't like it, you leave. There are scads of fresh-faced wannabe adventurers to take your place.

Reader: Domilette
Article: How much do journalists make?

J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations.

CJF News: The CJF J-Talk on September 13 with The New York Times' David Carr, in conversation with CBC's Michael Enright, is sold out. If you are unable to attend the event, J-Source will livestream and liveblog the event and you can also follow #cjfjtalk on Twitter. After the event, you can watch the broadcast on CPAC or listen to the podcast at

SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation

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