Now on J-Source: York University sues Toronto Life; Political cover wraps: the latest evolution in newspaper advertising?; 10 tips for covering funerals

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ -

Open letter to J-Source readers on our new fundraising plan
Christopher Waddell, the director of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University and a J-Source Transition Team member, explains the site's new business plan and how you can support the project


York University sues Toronto Life for libel
York University says it gave a notice for libel to the Toronto magazine and Katherine Laidlaw, the writer of the article, for alleging the campus has become a "hunting ground for sexual predators." Associate editor Tamara Baluja reports.

Political cover wraps disguised as articles may be the latest step in evolution of newspapers
Are the financial gains from selling cover wraps that look like articles worth the loss of credibility for newspapers? Neal Ozano looks at how the publisher of the commuter daily Metro, as well as media commentators and political parties, view these paid advertisements.

10 tips for covering funerals
The Ottawa Citizen's Matthew Pearson recently covered the funeral of Ottawa bus crash victim Karen Krzyzewski. He shares his advice for reporting on such sensitive events.

How to land your dream internship in a newsroom
As journalism students gear up for internship interviews, J-Source hosted a live chat with hiring experts in four different newsrooms. Here's your opportunity to see what Valerie Casselton, managing editor at the Vancouver Sun; Ruth Zowdu, executive producer of radio current affairs at CBC Ottawa; Patricia Lonergan, managing editor of 11 Metroland community newspapers in the Ottawa region and Lora Grady, assistant editor at Chatelaine, had to say.

Know the rules about publication bans before covering court
Publication bans are an area of the law that most journalists will have to deal with at some time in their careers. Unlike other areas of law, the approach by the courts, as well as the law itself, is not only broad in its reach but fairly well defined. What follows is a basic primer on publication bans for journalists and, as law editor Thomas Rose writes, the rest is up to you.



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

CJF News: Our October 22 J-Talk The Coveted Journey: From Journalist to Bestselling Author features Linwood Barclay, the former Toronto Star humour columnist turned writer of suspense novels, and Lisa Gabriele, the former showrunner for CBC's Dragons' Den who found success after writing an erotic novel under a pseudonym, in a conversation with Jared Bland, books editor at The Globe and Mail. Tickets available soon on our J-Talks page.

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