J-Source Newsletter - Life on the Toronto Star's new labour beat; On the future of the Ryerson Review of Journalism

TORONTO, April 24, 2015 /CNW/ -

Life on the Toronto Star's new labour beat 
Sara Mojtehedzadeh, the Toronto Star's new work and wealth reporter, is one of a dwindling number of journalists dedicated to covering labour issues full-time, writes Shannon Clarke.

Ryerson Review of Journalism examines its options for the future 
The RRJ is launching a fundraising campaign to help finance its yearly print edition. At the same time, the Ryerson School of Journalism will discuss what the future of that print edition might look like. Chantal Braganza reports.

Press Council investigates complaint against journalists blocking reader on Twitter
In the first case of its kind, the Quebec Press Council is investigating a complaint against two La Presse columnists for blocking a reader on Twitter.

College of the North Atlantic launches distance education diploma in journalism 
In September 2015, the Stephenville, N.L., school will launch the third of its journalism program offerings: a one-year, post-graduate online diploma.

Krystle Alarcon on investigating the temporary foreign worker program 
"We shouldn't pit Canadians and foreign workers against each other." Caitlin Brezinski speaks to the Whitehorse- and Montreal-based reporter about her award-winning, four-part investigation of Canada's controversial Temporary Foreign Worker Program for The Tyee.

Energy and politics news site National Observer launches this week 
After months of planning and fundraising, the Observer Media Group launched the National Observer this week, its second online publication and sister site to the Vancouver Observer. Chantal Braganza speaks with Linda Solomon Wood about the kickoff.


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