Now on J-Source: Michael Cooke on citizen reporters; conference roundup part

TORONTO, June 17 /CNW/ -


    (xx)Al Jazeera English launches on Shaw Cable
    (xx)Terence Corcoran on the CJF: "Time for a fresh start"
    (xx)Masthead's tops 50 magazines
    (xx)Google news experiments with serendipity
    (xx)Canwest reaches settlement with ERDC on freelancer electronic rights
    (xx)Journalists denied access to BP oil spill
    (xx)Time is now to reclaim moral ground: Lise Bissonnette at the CJF



(xxx)Will all of Canada get sunshine 24 hours a day?(xxx)

Quebecor announced today that it will ask the CRTC to approve not just a new all-news channel under the name of Sun TV, but a preferred dial placement as well. According to the rumour mill, the station will be right-leaning and modelled on Fox News. David Spencer writes about what this might mean for Canada.


(xxx)Michael Cooke: citizen reporter's karaoke to real reporter's Sinatra(xxx)

Accepting the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Excellence in

Journalism award, Michael Cooke, editor of the Toronto Star, said: "Is journalism 100 unpaid bloggers all talking and yattering at once, or a city filled with amateur citizen journalists uncoordinated in all their efforts? Those bloggers and citizen reporters are as close to real reporters as karaoke is to Frank Sinatra live and in person."


(xxx)Conference roundup part 2(xxx)

'Tis the season for professional development. To kick off a series of journalism galas, conferences and award ceremonies, J-Source has created an ongoing roundup of event coverage, from Esquire editor David Granger's marquee speech to service articles on investigative journalism, SEO writing and science reporting.


(xxx)Highway of Tears Revisited(xxx)

Since 1969, 18 women have died or disappeared along a notorious B.C. road. So why is intense, investigative coverage fading along with them? This week we feature Adriana Rolston's story from the summer issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism.

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