Now on J-Source: Reporting from Haiti; layoffs at City; emotion vs.

TORONTO, Jan. 20 /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
    January 19 to January 25, 2010


    (xx)Citytv cuts 60 jobs(xx)
    (xx)Toronto Star, union reach new agreement on outsourcing(xx)
    (xx)Trio to bid for three Canwest papers(xx)
    (xx)Ian Brown wins B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction(xx)
    (xx)CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition launches regular segment on media
    (xx)Canwest creates Michelle Lang fellowship(xx)



    (xx)Haiti: the ultimate testing ground for reporters(xx)
    Port-au-Prince is where journalists can learn what to do when telephones
fail, the lights go out, your car breaks down, your fixer doesn't show up and
your guts are in diarrheal agony, writes Claude Adams, who first reported from
Haiti in 1987. But what he suffered is "mere purgatory compared to the hell
correspondents are undergoing now."


    (xx)Emotion in reporting: use and abuse(xx)
    Reporters are not automatons, but emotion in journalism can be
manipulated, writes Stephen J.A. Ward. When is expression of emotions
self-promotion or self-congratulation and when is it true compassion?


    (xx)Author blames news media for evangelicals' "image problem"(xx)
    In his book Through a Lens Darkly, author David Haskell blames the news
media for the image problem facing Canadian evangelicals. However, reviewer
John P. Ferré finds there is not enough solid evidence to support the claims.

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