Now on J-Source: CBC and NP sharing content; training students to lead; local
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TORONTO, Oct. 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
    October 6 to October 12, 2009


    CONGRATULATIONS! King's journalism student JAMES WHITEHEAD is the winner
    of our Back to School draw for an Olympus digital voice recorder.
    Congrats James!

    (xx)Canwest units under creditor protection(xx)
    (xx)Wanna cover the Olympics? Win a job at the Globe(xx)
    (xx)The Globe's 50 years in China(xx)
    (xx)Globe reports Post CEO has backers for Canwest paper purchase,
    Canwest denies(xx)
    (xx)CTV Brandon shutting down(xx)
    (xx)CBC and National Post to share content(xx)
    (xx)Ten more let go at Rogers Publishing(xx)

    (xx)What's next for news? Videos, live blog and more(xx)
    Journalism's future is uncertain and everyone's got an opinion. Our new
    section, The Future of Journalism
    is the place to find it all. New this week are videos and live blogs of
    two events at Ryerson University featuring Clay Shirky, Andrew Keen,
    Mathew Ingram, Mary Sheppard, Marissa Nelson, Romina Maurino, Bryan
    Borzykowski, Amber MacArthur and Adrian Ma.

    (xx)Show students how to sculpt in a new medium(xx)
    If we create j-school curriculum based on secrecy, control and broadcast
    we're not training students to lead, writes Wayne MacPhail, we're
    teaching them do to what's already been done, but with less paper and
    more silicon. MacPhail is experimenting with new teaching methods for his
    online reporting workshops this year.

    (xx)"Suck it up" just isn't enough(xx)
    George Hoff shares his experiences as an Ochberg fellow of the Dart
    Center for Journalism and Trauma and encourages other Canadian
    journalists to consider an opportunity to learn more about reporting on
    violent and traumatic stories.

    (xx)Media companies are converging, so should the unions(xx)
    In The Laboring of Communication: Will Knowledge Workers of the World
    Unite? scholars Catherine McKercher and Vincent Mosco argue for larger,
    more powerful unions to combat the media concentration that's resulted
    from media mergers and acquisitions. Reviewed by Marc Edge.

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