Now on J-Source: Feds won't answer questions; 100 things journos shouldn't
do; kidnapped in Iran

TORONTO, Nov. 18 /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 17 to November 23, 2009



    (xx)News orgs appeal decision on publication bans for bail hearings(xx)
    (xx)Cirque founder's space visit covered far more than Afghan mission(xx)
    (xx)Office 2010 Beta imminent(xx)
    (xx)Student journalists knee-deep in swine flu reporting(xx)
    (xx)Globe's Moscow bureau closed(xx)


    (xx)Turned down again(xx)
    When Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio's The Current, invites
    federal cabinet ministers to be interviewed she is turned down a lot more
    often than not, writes Leslie Shepherd. The show now gives listeners a
    running tally of requests and refusals. Why officials are so unavailable.

    (xx)Stay clear of my camera(xx)
    QUESTION: I'm a freelance photojournalist and I take photos of people on
    the town. Almost all of the photos I take are posted publicly. From time
    to time people ask me to take photos down and I typically ignore or
    refuse to remove the photos. I don't believe as journalists we have the
    right to selectively remove content when a member of the public doesn't
    like what they see. What are best practices in this situation?
    Answer by Andy Clark, senior photographer for Reuters News Agency based
    in Vancouver.

    (xx)My kidnapping would have made a great picture(xx)
    During six months in Iran covering the 1979 hostage crisis,
    photojournalist Peter Bregg was blindfolded and kidnapped, had his office
    ransacked, lost photos, had equipment confiscated and continued to
    transmit photos daily to The Canadian Press.

    (xx)The nuts and bolts of media relations(xx)
    Author William Wray Carney has produced a "highly readable, practical and
    scholarly" but at times "dated" text on media relations with In the News:
    The Practice of Media Relations in Canada. Reviewed by Karla
    K. Gower.

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