J-Source Newsletter - Managing editor David Scanlan on the launch of Bloomberg TV Canada; The Long Goodbye to Canadian Alt-Weeklies

TORONTO, March 6, 2015 /CNW/ -

The Long Goodbye to Canadian Alt-Weeklies
On Mar. 5 Calgary's FFWD Weekly published its last issue, the latest in a string of alt-weekly closures across the country since 2012. As some titles fold—and others move online—what does an urban landscape lose?

Ceiling, cracked? News women in charge
On Mar. 2, five women in some of the most senior roles in Canadian journalism gathered to talk about gender in the newsroom and how they see their roles as managers, mentors and more. Our live blog of this month's Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk.

New Canadian Media to launch workshop series for ethnic newsrooms
Later this year, the non-profit news outlet that focuses on immigrant voices in media will launch a series of skills-based workshops for third-language (i.e., neither English nor French) newsrooms across the country. Chantal Braganza reports.

Managing editor David Scanlan on the launch of Bloomberg TV Canada
Bloomberg Canada recently announced plans to launch a Canadian version of Bloomberg TV this spring. J-Source spoke with managing editor David Scanlan about the channel, and what the world wants when it comes to Canadian business news.

The perils and paradoxes of FOI in Canada
Investigative researcher and citizens' advocate Ken Rubin reflects on his 32 years of navigating the hurdles of Canada's FOI system.

As paid work dwindles for student journalists, retail isn't looking so bad
A U.K. publisher's scheme to have students pay for their work to be published is the latest in a tradition of media taking advantage of free labour. A tradition, Mount Royal University student Josie Lukey writes, that hasn't escaped Canada.



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