J-Source Newsletter - Libel law and the freelance writer; Honouring Ali Mustafa, one year after his death

TORONTO, March 20, 2015 /CNW/ -

Libel law and the freelance writer
What makes investigative journalism enticing is also what makes it legally dangerous to produce—particularly for freelance journalists without libel protection, writes Shannon Clarke.

How do news outlets credit stories that have broken elsewhere first?
An environment of continuous publication has shifted the nature of news scoops. How should breaking reports be credited if another outlet broke the news first? Chantal Braganza looks at national newsroom policies on attribution.

The press junket, the pit bull and the shifting nature of perfection
Kelly Toughill
explores the ethics and editorial impact of writing about travel destinations that host writers for free.

Honouring Ali Mustafa, one year after his death
Colleague datejie cheko green remembers Ali Mustafa's drive to cover issues in Egypt and Syria—and what made his status as a freelance photojournalist covering conflict zones particularly precarious.

Jayme Poisson on investigative reporting on sexual assault
A Q&A with the Toronto Star reporter, whose Hillman Prize-winning series found that only nine out of 78 Canadian universities have sexual assault policies.



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