Now on J-Source: Free Press success; cool beat at T.O. Star; management changes at Globe

    TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ -

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    Now on J-Source - August 11 to August 24, 2009 (bi-weekly summer edition)

    J-Source seeks new editor-in-chief

    (xx)Stackhouse announces major management changes at Globe and Mail(xx)
    (xx)"We need the Walrus": mag launches video appeal for donations(xx)
    (xx)Masthead hunting for new editor(xx)
    (xx)Alberta freelancer in captivity calls TV station(xx)
    (xx)9 fired at Montreal news talk radio station(xx)

    (xx)Why the Free Press still stands tall(xx)
    After a recent labour strike and staff layoffs, the independent
    Winnipeg Free Press still maintains its own movie critic, its own
    parliamentary reporter in Ottawa and continues to send reporters
    abroad. And despite difficulties, writes John Longhurst, the Free
    Press is still profitable.

    (xx)Covering breaking news with investigative resources(xx)
    When breaking news hits, the first available reporter grabs the phones
    or hits the street. There's no time for fancy database analysis or
    in-depth investigation. Or is there?

    (xx)The muck is good, I promise(xx)
    Ryerson Review of Journalism editor Chantal Braganza sees the arsenal of
    web weapons new media provides and wonders why they haven't spawned more
    in-depth reporting and must-read reportage. The second of two annual RRJ
    issues covers various hot spots in the industry including outsourcing to
    India, John Macfarlane's Walrus, trouble at shelter mags and the trials
    and triumphs of female sports journalists.

    (xx)Will more digging "save" the media biz?(xx)
    Media heavyweights including Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank
    and Real News Network founder Paul Jay gathered recently to debate the
    continuing role of investigative reporters. Melissa Wilson was there.

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