The Protestor may be Time magazine's choice for Newsmaker of the Year, but what about the reporters who cover the stories that make a difference? Or the editors, producers, managers and owners who make sure journalism's best are out there for Canadians. The J-Source Canadian Newsperson of 2011 award will honour a Canadian who has demonstrated excellence and had a positive impact on the quality of journalism in their community or across the country, perhaps innovating the way news is gathered and told, inspiring journalists, educators, and the Canadian public. Who do you think we should honour this year? Send in your nominations today.
As journalists, we ask tough questions of our sources. But it turns out we may need to ask such questions of fellow journalists as well. Stephen Ward writes about an alarming trend he is seeing south of the border: partisan groups passing off their work as journalism. Partisan journalism simply can’t provide the value that public journalism ideally does. The U.S. cases should serve as a warning to Canadians. Foreword by J-Source Ideas editor and Media magazine editor David McKie.
Childish sniping, iffy ethics and the sheer lunacy of public feuds expose the human side of journalists. Is that wrong? Raeanne Quinton looked into the emerging trend of newsrooms issuing social media guidelines to reporters for the Ryerson Review of Journalism and recounts some infamous Twitter-battles between Toronto’s Jonathan Goldsbie and Sue Ann Levy.
Statistics Canada is going to make more of its data available to the public without charge, a move that has been years in the making.
Le journal Voir n'en finit plus de s'indigner que plusieurs personnalités connues aient accepté de bloguer bénévolement pour le Huffington Post Québec (HPQ). Après la diffusion de deux chroniques coup de gueule de son directeur des nouveaux médias, Simon Jodoin, voilà que l'équipe publie en section «nouvelle» un texte intitulé, «Le Voir paie ses blogueurs».
A new study released by the International Journal of Communication says that journalists, bloggers and activists were responsible for spreading more information on the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt last winter than mainstream media organizations.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has released the results of its annual survey of journalist fatalities worldwide. For the second straight year, Pakistan was the most dangerous place for the press, though there were also a number of new trends in 2011.
Things have certainly changed since the 1940s, but are there lessons to be cherry-picked from journalism of old as we move forward into new journalistic domains? Take a look at this video explaining the profession in 1940 from Encyclopedia Britannica.