Now on J-Source: Postmedia eliminates publisher role at all daily newspapers; Canada's only non-profit investigative centre shutting down; Student internship opportunities shrinking across country

TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ -


Postmedia Network eliminates publisher role at all 10 dailies
By Tamara Baluja
In a bold step for the company, Postmedia Network has fired three publishers, eliminated the position entirely and replaced oversight of its 10 newspapers with three managers for the Eastern, Prairies and B.C. regions.

Canada's only investigative centre shutting down
By Edward Tubb
With only five years under its belt, Canada's only non-profit investigative centre announced last week it is closing its doors. While its executive director says the failure of the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting shows that Canada is not ready for a non-profit model of investigative journalism, others say CCIR failed to develop the brand name recognition to succeed.

Student internship opportunities shrinking across the country
By Joshua Rapp
Learn With many students beginning their summer internships this week, J-Source takes a  look at their job prospects. An internship is often the golden ticket to scoring a job in journalism. But with media outlets across the country laying off staff, are there still jobs to be had for interns? And will the unions allow the relatively cheaper labour to replace staffers?

Why being a news reporter is NOT the worst job in the world
By Paul Knox
With competitive pressure, tight deadlines and zero tolerance of inaccuracy, news reporting was never a low-stress occupation. The proliferation of digital platforms, tools and techniques isn't making it easier. Nor are the famously uncertain business prospects of traditional news. But last out of 200 professions? Does anyone really believe that?

Spirit Dancing: How two UBC students gained access to report on this secretive Aboriginal tradition
By Rachel Bergen and Stephanie Kelly
The relationship between media and First Nations peoples in Canada has not always been a positive one. And in many ways, two UBC students say they felt they were paying for the mistakes made by reporters who came before came. They reported on the secretive tradition of spirit dancing in B.C. Their radio documentary is one part of a week-long series prepared by UBC students and airing on CBC's The Early Edition in Vancouver.

J-Source is hiring: Editor-in-Chief (part-time)
J-Source is seeking a new editor-in-chief to take over when current editor Janice Neil departs this summer. The successful candidate will be a full-time, and preferably tenure-stream, professor at a participating journalism school. Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013.



J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations.

CJF J-Talks 

Save the date: Our May 23 J-Talk on sports journalism features Bruce Dowbiggin, sports journalist and broadcaster; Steve Maich, publisher and editor-in-chief of Sportsnet Magazine; and Andi Petrillo, reporter with CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. More details coming soon on our J-Talks page.

Event reports: Coverage of recent J-Talks The Walking Dead: Do Traditional Art Critics Have a Future? and  Tyler Brûlé are now up on our site.

SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation

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The Canadian Journalism Foundation
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