Now on J-Source: Newspaper readership up; saving local TV news; J-Source
hires new EIC

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    Now on J-Source
    September 29 to October 5, 2009


    * relaunches*
    *Asia loses FEER*
    *Ontario politician to host talk radio show*
    *Masthead appoints new editor*
    *Newspaper readership numbers strong, NADbank study*
    * wins an Emmy*
    *Janice Neil announced as next EIC of J-Source*


    *What a free daily should do for a city*

    Michael Hlinka, business analyst for CBC's southern Ontario morning show
Metro Morning, discusses the viability of t.o. night, yet another freebie
commuter paper in Toronto.

    *"We cannot lose our local station"*

    Yes, TV journalists are facing tough times, but according to CHCH
Hamilton's news director, a Citytv Toronto anchor and the managing editors of
CTV Windsor and CBC Toronto, local news will weather the storm. Melissa Wilson

    *Staying free from influence in non-profit journalism*

    Is foundation-funded journalism free of ethical landmines? Absolutely not,
writes Bilbo Poynter, executive director of the charitable Canadian Centre for
Investigative Reporting. But with a clearly defined editorial process, ethical
advisory boards and the drafting of "firewall statements," he hopes to ensure
editorial integrity.

    *Death of the ombud? Only in Canada*

    News orgs overseas are hiring staff news ombuds in increasing numbers
these days, writes Jeffrey Dvorkin. But here in Canada, six positions have
been axed, leaving only the Toronto Star and CBC with news ombuds on staff.
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