Now on J-Source: What is journalism? Report and live discussion; The Saskatoon Express: A community news start-up; Journos gone political

TORONTO, July 18, 2012 /CNW/ -


CAJ Ethics Committee
CAJ report: What is journalism?
It used to be that everyone knew, or thought they knew, what journalism was and who journalists were. Those were the days when journalists served as the gatekeepers to public information—an idea that now seems archaic. This report from the CAJ Ethics Advisory Committee is a response to questions considered by the committee surrounding the increasingly elusive definition of journalism and the distinct role, if any, of journalists.
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*** The report's authors want your feedback. Join us Thursday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a live discussion where you can answer the question: "What is journalism?" ***

CAJ Ethics Committee
What is Journalism? The CAJ's ethics committee takes a stab at definition
When the Canadian Association of Journalists' ethics advisory committee reluctantly took up the task of defining journalism, it struggled, at first, to find a way forward. Then, writes Patrick Brethour, it stumbled on a solution: define what journalism is not. The result: three simple tests, one tentative proposal.
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A community news start-up: The Saskatoon Express
They left the big daily in town to start their own community weekly, and Dale Brin and Cam Hutchinson aren't looking back. Angelina Irinici talks to the two men about how their community news start-up came to be and how it is different from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, where Brin and Hutchinson spent many years as publisher and managing editor, respectively.
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When journalists go political
When CBC/Radio-Canada reporter Pierre Duchesne announced he was running for the Parti Québécois in the next provincial election, many wondered about the ethics of the move. Ben Shingler uses Duchesne's case to consider the larger issues when journalists 'cross over' into politics.
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I'm very much looking forward to applying these criteria to a range of reporting to see how the test works, what it excludes and what it affirms. ...
Reader: Sherwin Arnott
Article: What is journalism?

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