Now on J-Source: Cover bikers & save your kneecaps; new ED at Chatelaine;
unpublishing news

TORONTO, Nov. 25 /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
    November 24 to November 30, 2009



    (xx)Journalists slaughtered in the Philippines(xx)
    (xx)New Excel feature takes data analysis to new levels(xx)
    (xx)La Presse reaches deal with three unions(xx)
    (xx)Changes at Chatelaine and Glow(xx)
    (xx)Consumers willing, not, to pay for online news(xx)


    (xx)New media beast tries "unproven business model"(xx)
    It's not citizen journalism, it's opinion aggregation, say the founders
    of The Mark, a six-month old news and opinion website. Tim Currie reports
    on the vision behind the site, how it works, who's doing the writing and
    whether or not it's making any money.

    (xx)Covering bikers: don't flirt, avoid underlings and never, never touch
    the bikes(xx)
    QUESTION: What advice do you have for reporters who cover dangerous
    figures (bikers, organized crime members) and want to keep their kneecaps
    right where they are? Answer by Toronto Star reporter and author of the
    upcoming book The Bandido Massacre, Peter Edwards.

    *When should editors "unpublish" news reports?(xx)
    As public editor of the Toronto Star, Kathy English is faced with
    requests to remove published content from the newspaper's website.
    What's fair to readers? What's fair to those reported on? English
    examines how news orgs respond to such requests.

    (xx)Free money, just apply(xx)
    Of the thousands of broadcast students in Canada, only 44 applied for
    five RTNDA scholarships, writes George Hoff. Why some broadcast programs
    pay little or no attention to lucrative scholarships for students.

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