Now on J-Source: CAJ woes; Dubai's hybrid freedom; reporting religions

TORONTO, April 7 /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
    April 6 to April 12, 2010



    (xx)"Dead bastards" - US gunmen kill Reuters workers(xx)
    (xx)Ken Whyte vs the RRJ(xx)
    (xx)Atlantic Journalism Awards announce nominees(xx)
    (xx)Reporters investigate pedophiles(xx)
    (xx)Pullman's defence of free speech(xx)


    (xx)Open letter from the CAJ(xx)
    Like many news-based organizations, the Canadian Association of
Journalists is in crisis, writes Mary Agnes Welch. Faced with dwindling funds,
drooping media sponsorship and a dearth of journalist interest, the CAJ has
never needed your help more than right now.

    (xx)Dancing with the sheiks: Freedom in a global age(xx)
    In the new "hybrid" globalized societies, such as Dubai, media freedom
takes on hybrid forms. Stephen J.A. Ward speaks with James Piecowye, host of
the emirate's strictly monitored English-language radio talk show, about taboo
topics and pushing the boundaries of a restricted press.

    (xx)The newbie's guide to covering religion(xx)
    With so many different religious sects in Canada, it can be difficult to
know what kind of behaviour to adopt when you're reporting on a tight
deadline, especially if you're new to the game. Suniya Kukaswadia offers a
list of need-to-knows for covering four major religions.

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    (xx) reader comments (xx)
    (xx) big issue of the week (xx)
    (xx) cross-country events calendar (xx)
    (xx) more news and recent posts (xx)


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