J-Source introduces new "Future of Journalism" topic

TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - In response to increasing concerns and questions surrounding the future of journalism in the digital age, J-Source.ca has introduced "The Future of Journalism" (http://www.j-source.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=279), a special section that collects news, ideas and other resources on the topic.

In connection with the launch of the new section, J-Source will be covering an event on October 2 at 5:30 p.m. that's co-sponsored by the Ryerson School of Journalism and the Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association. The event, titled "What's next for news: A conversation about the Future of Journalism," (http://www.journalismproject.ca/en/attachments/What%5C%27s%20Next%20for%20News%20invite.pdf) features Globe and Mail communities editor Mathew Ingram, media futurist Clay Shirky and author Andrew Keen.

The event includes a pre-panel discussion featuring young(er) journalists talking about the same topic. This panel includes:

    - Moderator Mary Sheppard, Executive Producer, CBCNews.ca
    - Bryan Borzykowski, senior editor at Canadian Business Online
    - Amber MacArthur, new media journalist at CTV
    - Romina Maurino, reporter/editor at Canadian Press
    - Adrian Ma, freelance journalist
    - Marissa Nelson, senior editor, digital news, with the Toronto Star

"The Future of Journalism" on J-Source.ca is the web portal for the event, housing related articles, blog posts and coverage/liveblogs of the panels. A video of the event will be posted after the fact.

Other recent articles in the section include coverage of a Canadian Journalism Foundation event "Journalism is Dead; Long Live Journalism", coverage of a Ryerson event "Local TV News Under Siege" and an exploration of the non-profit business model by Stephen J. Ward.


The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP) and its websites, J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French), are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations across Canada. The goal of the CJP is to enable a national conversation about the achievement of, and challenges to, excellence in Canadian journalism and provide a convenient and trustworthy source of information and commentary.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information: For further information: The Canadian Journalism Foundation, La Fondation pour le journalisme canadien, 117 Peter St., 3rd floor, Toronto, ON, M5V 2G9, http://www.cjf-fjc.ca/programs.htm

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