Now on J-Source: Canwest bid court-approved; how many journos in Vancouver;
worst Olympics ever?

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /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
    February 23 to March 1, 2010



    (xx)PWAC launches two writing awards(xx)
    (xx)Court approves Shaw bid for Canwest(xx)
    (xx)Rival bid for Canwest emerges(xx)
    (xx)Gomery named president of Quebec Press Council(xx)
    (xx)Canadian Association of Broadcasters shutting down(xx)
    (xx)Social media now a key info source for journalists(xx)


    (xx)Carrying a torch for ethics(xx)
    With any other controversial story involving $2 billion in taxpayers'
money, journalists would fall over themselves to cultivate a critical
approach, writes Stephen J.A. Ward. Why is it different with the Olympics?

    (xx)By the numbers: who's on the ground in Vancouver?(xx)
    The city of Vancouver is flooded with journalists during the Games.
    J-Source checked out how many bodies Canadian news outlets have sent to
the Games.

    (xx)Will the National Enquirer win a Pulitzer Prize?(xx)
    To avoid irrelevance, mainstream journalism outlets can no longer ignore
celebrity stories, writes Cecil Rosner. But the real issue is prioritizing
investigative work.

    (xx)'A huge sea change' in libel law(xx)
    CBC journalist Harvey Cashore called December 22 "the most important day
in the history of media law" at a Toronto event debating the Supreme Court
decision that created a new libel defence. Ted Fairhurst reports.

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