Now on J-Source: CRTC changes; Spy vs. Lie; Reporting Haiti

TORONTO, March 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
    March 23 to March 29, 2010



    (xx)CRTC fee-for-carriage ruling: indecisive(xx)
    (xx)Tweet early, Facebook late(xx)
    (xx)NADbank results show readership is growing(xx)
    (xx)Canadians win travel journalism awards(xx)
    (xx)National Newspaper Awards nominations(xx)
    (xx)$300,000 awarded to journos for health research(xx)


    (xx)Media Pundits Weigh in on CRTC Ruling(xxx)
    It has been called a "watery half decision that will satisfy no one
    And resolve little," a "typical Canadian compromise," and a move that
    "justifies the CRTC's existence." Whatever it is, the CRTC's recent
    ruling on the long-fought fee-for-carriage battle will change how
    Canada's broadcast industry operates. Just how much it will change
    remains to be seen.

    (xx)Reporting Haiti: Whose Voice? Whose Rules?(xx)
    Four Canadian journalists, fresh from covering Haiti's earthquake,
    discuss ethical dilemmas and disaster porn. Sylvia Squair reports on the
    CJF Forum Stories from Haiti: A Round Table Discussion with Reporters Who
    Were There.

    (xx)Spy vs. Lie(xx)
    Our Man in Tehran, a new book by Robert Wright, suggests Canadian Ken
    Taylor was a CIA spy, and news outlets were quick to jump on the label.
    But reviewer Claude Adams wishes they'd get their facts right.

    (xx)To Tweet or not to Tweet?(xx)
    Last Monday, Carleton University's School of Journalism participated in a
    class experiment in Twitter. As result, the school's political reporting
    course topped Twitter's Canadian trends for the day. But is it
    educational? Two students weigh in.

    (xx)The Voice of Newfoundland(xx)
    Author Jeff Webb chronicles the decade-long social history of the
    Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland in his latest book. The
    broadcaster used local talent to cultivate the province's widespread
    cultural heritage--which reviewer Susan Newhook says might otherwise not
    have existed.

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