Now on J-Source: Disgusted w/ Foreign Affairs; updated internship listings;
changes at T.O. Star

TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ -

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    Now on J-Source
    September 15 to September 21, 2009


    (xx)Magazines Canada launches podcast(xx)
    (xx)Better Farming journalist wins two farm writing awards(xx)
    (xx)Two laid off at Hello! Canada(xx)
    (xx)Tributes pour in for Margaret Philp(xx)
    (xx)Walrus announces $225,000 writers' fund(xx)
    (xx)T.O. Star appoints foreign editor(xx)

    (xx)Disgusted with Foreign Affairs: The Mohamud ordeal Part 1(xx)
    There was a time when reporters enjoyed a friendly relationship with the
    Department of Foreign Affairs, writes the Toronto Star's John Goddard.
    But those days are over and telling the story of Suaad Hagi Mohamud
    showed the "rude, arrogant side" of the department.

    (xx)The best job in the world: The Mohamud ordeal Part 2(xx)
    Counterterrorism units, bin Laden's chauffeur and gin and tonics in
    Cairo turn into an urgent journey to Nairobi to help a colleague tell the
    story of a Toronto woman wrongly jailed in Kenya. It's exhausting and
    exhilarating, but Toronto Star reporter Michelle Shephard figures she has
    the best job in the world.

    (xx)Politics junkies in journalism?(xx)
    QUESTION: I worked as a political advisor to two cabinet ministers and
    ran as a candidate in a federal election. I know and understand politics
    inside and out, but have not been a member of a political party for at
    least four years. Is it true that news directors will not hire me to
    become a political journalist? Answer by Toronto Star Ottawa bureau chief
    Bruce Campion-Smith.

    (xx)Journalism in the entrepreneurial age(xx)
    Funding experiments are welcome and there's nothing wrong with
    journalists looking for new ways to pay for reporting, writes Stephen
    J.A. Ward. But why assume funding from a foundation is any less fraught
    with potential conflicts than advertising from Zellers?

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