Now on J-Source: News blackouts "quite common"; Canwest gets some breathing room; Ottawa sidesteps information requests

    TORONTO, April 24 /CNW/ - "Now on J-Source" is the free weekly newsletter
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    Now on J-Source - April 21 - April 27, 2009

    (xx)News blackouts "quite common"(xx)
    (xx)Canwest given more breathing room(xx)
    (xx)Access to Information blind to geography: be persistent(xx)

    (xx)NMA nominations announced(xx)
    (xx)Fund created to support national mag awards(xx)
    (xx)Author and longtime magazine editor dies(xx)

    (xx)"Not spin doctors," says RCMP spokesperson(xx)
    (xx)U.S. print journo jobs slashed at a record rate(xx)
    (xx)Local TV news: More hours, produced by fewer people for less

    PLUS - The winners of the J-Source "best doc we've never heard of" prize
    giveaway announced.

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