Now on J-Source: J-Source Integrity Award; SCC on libel; wanting more from
local news

TORONTO, Dec. 22 /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
    December 22, 2009 to January 4, 2010



    J-Source is taking a holiday break and newsletters will resume January


    (xx)SCC creates new libel defence of responsible communication(xx)
    (xx)AJAs add magazine categories for 2009 awards(xx)
    (xx)Koring, Hollett, Hayes pick up Amnesty's 2009 Media Awards(xx)
    (xx)CBC and National Post to team up for Olympic coverage(xx)
    (xx)News helicopter crashes in Montreal(xx)
    (xx)15,000 lost jobs in U.S. newspaper biz in 2009: News Cycle(xx)


    (xx)Nominations now open for the 2009 J-Source Journalism Integrity
    Do you know someone who is an inspiration to working journalists,
    educators and audiences? The J-Source Journalism Integrity Award will
    recognize a person or organization that has had a positive impact on the
    quality of journalism in Canada in 2009. Nominate your choice now.

    (xx)Want me to pay for local news? Deliver more value(xx)
    The two recent CRTC hearings about the fee-for-carriage battle between
    cable companies and conventional broadcasters highlighted the way local
    TV will (and must) change, writes Greg O'Brien.

    (xx)Can non-profit journalism make it in Canada?(xx)
    The funding environment in Canada may not be as crowded as in the
    U.S., but Canada does suffer from a lack of foundation support for media
    ventures, writes Bilbo Poynter. Poynter explains what's needed for non-
    profit journalism to get off the ground.

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    (xx) reader comments (xx)
    (xx) big issue of the week (xx)
    (xx) cross-country events calendar (xx)
    (xx) more news and recent posts (xx)


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