Now on J-Source: Extreme makeover at CBC; H1N1 coverage guide; National Post

TORONTO, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - "Now on J-Source" is the free weekly newsletter of (, a website project of the Canadian Journalism Project (CJP), featuring Canadian journalism facts, opinions, tools, advice and connections.

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    Now on J-Source
    November 3 to November 9, 2009



    (xx)BREAKING Toronto Star offering voluntary severance packages, layoffs
    (xx)Magazines Canada releases 2009 Factbook(xx)
    (xx)Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award open for applications(xx)
    (xx)Court approves Post's transfer to publishing division(xx)
    (xx)National Post could shut down if transfer not approved,
    CP reports(xx)



(xx)"The Horror! The Horror!" CBC News gets an extreme makeover(xx)

A barrage of bullets has hit the CBC as TV critics, journalism professors and CBC mainstays attack the relaunched news, but news veteran Peter McNelly may stand alone in calling for a ceasefire.


(xx)Know what your story is really about(xx)

QUESTION: I cover a lot of court. A man pleaded guilty to contravening the National Parks Act for not having a licence for his rafting company. A quick search showed he'd been convicted of three counts of sexual exploitation and sentenced to 14 months in jail a couple of years earlier. Is this relevant to my story? Should it be in the lead, at the end or not in the story at all? Answer by Edmonton Journal reporter Karen Kleiss.


(xx)Aspers got value for money in commissioned bio(xx)

Peter C. Newman's Izzy: The Passionate Life and Turbulent Times of Izzy Asper, Canada's Media Mogul is an authorized biography that sheds less light on its subject matter than on its legendary author's reporting practices, according to reviewer Marc Edge. Edge is the author of Asper Nation: Canada's Most Dangerous Media Company, a history of Canwest Global Communications.


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