Now on J-Source: the CAJ should...; doomsday myths; community reporting

TORONTO, April 14 /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
    April 13 to April 19, 2010


    (xx)2010 CAJ conference seminars(xx)
    (xx)Andy Barrie wants Canada to step up(xx)
    (xx)Google CEO offers advice to news editors(xx)
    (xx)Hanomansing leaves CBC Vancouver(xx)
    (xx)Electronic news award winners(xx)
    (xx)CanCon conundrum(xx)


    (xx)What the CAJ should do(xx)
    When JSource posted CAJ president Mary Agnes Welch's "Open Letter from
    the CAJ" last week, readers were quick to weigh in with compliments,
    criticism and advice for the Canadian Association of Journalists.
    Here's what they said.

    (xx)Community newspapers weather the storm(xx)
    Amidst the barrage of reports and statistics on dropping readership and
    circulation at newspapers across North America, there is one bright spot
    in Canadian journalism: community newspapers. Gregory Sawisky examines
    the importance of community reporting.

    (xx)Reports of newspapers' demise greatly exaggerated(xx)
    Former editor-in-chief of the Hamilton Spectator David Estok dismantles a
    few industry doomsday myths. Newspapers are changing, he says, but
    they're not going anywhere.

    (xx)2010 State of the News Media lecture(xx)
    Journalists are no longer managing the diet of news consumers, Tom
    Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellance in Journalism, said
    during Samara's 2010 State of the News Media lecture. But they have taken
    on an important new role, Melissa Wilson writes.

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    (xx) reader comments (xx)
    (xx) big issue of the week (xx)
    (xx) cross-country events calendar (xx)
    (xx) more news and recent posts (xx)


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