Now on J-Source: women's op-ed woes; worth a life?; plagiarism 101

TORONTO, March 31 /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

March 30 to April 5, 2010




(xxx)As It Happens co-host resigns

(xxx)Canwest bankruptcy protection extended

(xxx)CBC reporter flies for free

(xxx)Al Jazeera in Canada: "turning the world back on"

(xxx)Hot off the presses: RRJ spring issue

(xxx)Chatelaine rebuilds editorial team



(xx)Women take aim at op-ed pages(xx)

Less than 20% of newspaper opinion pieces - op-eds - are written by women, and not for lack of opinions. Author Catherine Orenstein created the Op-Ed Project to train and empower women to get their voices heard, writes Chloe Angyal. But there's still a long way to go.


(xx)Not worth a life but...(xx)

A CAJ ethics report on news blackouts has spotlighted mixed feelings about the idea and practice of holding back information about kidnappings. But, as Christine Dobby reports, the report offers guidance on factors to consider when a blackout request comes along.


(xx)Why newsrooms don't use plagiarism detection services(xx)

Are newsrooms more interested in protecting their online content from theft than making sure it's not already stolen? Craig Silverman explores plagiarism detection services.


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