Now on J-Source: news for journalists

    TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - is a project of The Canadian
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    Now on J-Source - January 20 to January 26

    (xx)What's wrong with journalism? Look in the mirror(xx)

    This could be the year that launches journalism's rebirth, writes Alan
    Bass. But only if we are ready to admit that the main problem with
    journalism right now is - journalists.
    Link to article

    (xx)Twitter: tips for journos from a recent convert(xx)

    Toronto-based magazine writer and editor Kim Pittaway was a Twitter
    skeptic--until she tried it, that is. Here are tips for fellow reporters
    on getting value amid the noise.
    Link to article

    (xx)Court decision a win for access and democracy(xx)

    An Ontario Court of Appeals decision on access legislation sends a
    message about the system's importance, writes Fred Vallance-Jones. It
    also changes how two Ontario laws will be interpreted.
    Link to article

    (xx)Rogers asks publishing staff to cut to 4-day work week(xx)

    (xx)Final issue of Masthead screams "Long live magazines"(xx)

    (xx)Toronto's Eye Weekly gets a makeover(xx)

    (xx)Canadian Online Publishing Awards to be launched in '09(xx)

    (xx)Journalism and communications scholar dies(xx)

    (xx)AJAs deadline approaching(xx)

    (xx)Buyouts and layoffs coming at Chronicle-Herald(xx)


SOURCE (xx)More Twittering tips for newbies(xx) (xx)Journalists should be city council watchdog(xx) (xx)How to financially support journalism online: a blog carnival(xx) (xx)Israeli bombing of media building(xx) (xx)Undercover blues(xx) (xx)Calling out the mainstream media on Native issues(xx) (xx)In Journal: Nieman Reports on the future of news(xx) (xx)In Journal: Hostility to media, challenging authority, self- censorship and youth(xx) (xx)RRJ interview with Don Sellar(xx) (xx)Ten things every journalist should know in 2009(xx) (xx)Sound familiar? From Big Science to Citizen Science(xx) (xx)Internet weakens press authority: Rosen(xx) (xx)New York Times' David Carr: News needs an iTunes model(xx) (xx)Twitter: Just start(xx) The Big Issue (xx)All a-Twitter(xx) Watching the American networks over the weekend, you'd never know anything was going on in Gaza, the Ukraine or anywhere else beyond a few square hectares in Washington, DC. Canadian outlets also marshaled some extra resources southward to witness the swearing in of Barack Obama. Canadian Media Offers Blanket Coverage of Obama Inauguration, posted on Mediacaster, offers a detailed rundown of how Canada's news outlets planned for the event, with most opting for the combined reporting power of professional and citizen journalists. And on the social media front, the inauguration seems to be where Twitter came of age... Link to article: TOWN HALL "Good journalism includes full disclosure. The journalist must disclose his POV in order for the reader to be able to appreciate where his 'facts' are coming from. Comment: Rob Koci Post: (xx)Does good journalism include anger and confusion?(xx) TOOLBOX (xx)Mining for data(xx) (xx)University directories(xx) (xx)Events Calendar(xx) The Canadian Journalism Foundation La Fondation pour le journalisme canadien 117 Peter St., 3rd floor // Toronto, ON // M5V 2G9 Lifetime Achievement Awards nominations due January 29th.

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