Now on J-Source: Black after Canwest; six let go at Chatelaine; hyperlocal in

TORONTO, March 10 /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.

Here's a sampling from this week's issue.

    Now on J-Source
    March 9 to March 15, 2010



    **Six Chatelaine staffers let go**
    **David Black joins Canwest suitors**
    **Leonard Asper resigns from Canwest**
    **Profit mag redesigns, expands mandate**
    **StarPhoenix reporter attacked, in hospital**
    **BBC slashes websites and radio stations but promises "best journalism in
the world"**
    **Hyperlocal topic at upcoming CNA conference**


    **Not worth a life, but...**
    A CAJ ethics report on news blackouts has spotlighted mixed feelings about
the idea and practice of holding back information about kidnappings. But, as
Christine Dobby reports, the report offers guidance on factors to consider
when a blackout request comes along.

    **Journalism in Afghanistan: Getting better but still a long way to go**
    Journalism in Afghanistan is young, fragile and subject to interference,
threats and violence from government and insurgents. It could use some support
from the international journalism community, writes Afghan-Canadian journalist
Ahmad Zia Kechkenni.

    **Hyperlocal news in Canada: a J-Source project**
    Over the coming weeks J-Source Innovation
( editor Robert
Washburn, will highlight articles, blogs, resources, links and other materials
to enhance understanding of hyperlocal journalism and assist those interested
in starting a hyperlocal news site.

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