Now on J-Source: Papers throw down climate gauntlet; hacked e-mail; help for
science reporters

TORONTO, Dec. 9 /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 8 to December 14, 2009


    (xx)CJFE to pay tribute to two journalists and one news outlet(xx)
    (xx)Court rules anti-gay letter wasn't hate speech(xx)
    (xx)Pulitzer Prizes open up to more online-only entries(xx)
    (xx) resurrected with different focus(xx)
    (xx)14-year old boy ordered to shut down pirate radio station(xx)
    (xx)CTV Ottawa anchor to retire(xx)


    (xx)Memo to j-boomers: times change(xx)
    In his final editorial, J-Source's outgoing editor-in-chief, Ivor
    Shapiro, has a message for fellow members of his generation: whining
    about the good old days isn't just boring; it's blinkered. The golden age
    of journalism may have just begun.

    (xx)Finally, help for science journalists(xx)
    When it comes to science stories, overworked reporters often resort to
    rounding up quotes from duelling experts, writes Peter Calamai. Enter the
    recently launched Science Media Centre of Canada, which will arm
    journalists with information and help them cover stories with science

    (xx)Write or die: teaching students to write quickly(xx)
    When teaching my students to write first drafts quickly, explains Mark
    Hamilton, the web-based tool Write or Die is a big help. It puts emphasis
    on the revision stage and adds some fun in the classroom.

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