Now on J-Source: Extreme journalism; Should I share quotes?; Chinese media

TORONTO, Aug. 4 /CNW/ -


    ***Open press gallery to all journalists: an open letter to Harper
    ***Murdoch jacks Obama's WSJ subscription price by half a million dollars
    ***Communications revenue up 2%: CRTC
    ***HotDocs and Canwest fund 12 new films
    ***Court OKs Shaw's acquisition of Canwest
    ***New course for war correspondents
    ***Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting needs volunteer fundraiser
    ***Philip Szporer wins dance journalism award
    ***News outlets vie for Helen Thomas' White House seat
    ***U.S. pays Afghan media to run friendly stories: war logs
    ***Magazines Canada redesigns site, offers new features
    ***Rogers quarterly results show growth in publishing
    ***Fall fashion mags increase in size


    ***Are we headed for an information obesity crisis?***
    From articles slamming Sarah Palin to celebrity gossip to pieces that
confirm what you knew all along - in a world of information obesity, we only
consume messages we enjoy. But there are consequences to bingeing on junk
info, writes Jessica Murphy.

    ***Riot act: extreme journalism***
    Swiss journalist Dominik Barlocher, who covers the riot beat at his
newspaper, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a day covering a nasty
football riot - including face-punching, macing and tear gas attacks.
    Spoiler: he managed to make deadline.

    ***Should I share quotes with sources?***
    Q: Some journalists willingly share quotes and stories with sources before
publication. I've always been taught to never share my stories with sources
prior to publication. What's the proper practice and why?
    Answer by Lindsay Kines, a long-time reporter who covers social issues for
the Victoria Times Colonist.

    ***China: state of disarray***
    Chinese stations in Canada well serve their audience with popular fare
from Hong Kong and the People's Republic. Why the same can't be said of their
amateur news shows. This week we feature Joyce Yip's story from the summer
issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism.

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