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Submissions open for the Canadian Hillman Prize

Submissions open for the Canadian Hillman Prize

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Submissions are open for the third annual Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in journalism in service of the common good as practiced in the 2012 calendar year. 

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What have we learned from Newtown?

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After the frenzied scramble comes, in time, self-examination.  It needs to be the other way round, says Cliff Lonsdale, president of the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma.

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Journalists to be able to tweet from Ontario courtrooms unless told otherwise

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Effective Feb. 1, 2013, journalists will be able to tweet from Ontario Superior Court of Justice courtrooms unless a judge specifically states otherwise. The Superior Court of Justice explains how electronic devices can be used by counsel, paralegals, law students, clerks and media in a new protocol that can be found on its website.  

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Nominations open for the 2012 J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year Award

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Once a year we shine a light on journalists who make all of us proud: who demonstrate excellence, integrity and innovation. As editor-in-chief Janice Neil explains, the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award will honour a Canadian individual who has demonstrated innovation or served as an inspiration to working journalists, educators, and/or audiences and the Canadian public. 

Make your nomination today. 

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The future of community news is in capturing the local

Despite Sun Media shutting down a number of its weekly titles recently, community news experts and editors aren’t buying the idea that print is dead. As Ryan Mallough reports, there may be a number of reasons that print revenues are falling, but a focus on local news isn’t one of them.

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A look inside the Ryerson Review of Journalism’s 30th anniversary issue

Stephanie Maris is the editor of the Winter 2013 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism. Here, she talks about what it was like heading the masthead of an esteemed student-published journalism magazine, what we can look forward to in the upcoming issue, and how the RRJ is celebrating its 30th anniversary. 

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ProjetJ et J-Source à la recherche de partenaires

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Le Projet Journalisme Canadien  (PJC) – mieux connu via ses plateformes J-Source et ProjetJ – amorce une phase de transition qui débouchera sur un nouveau modèle de financement et de nouvelles structures éditoriales d’ici la fin de 2013. Dans ce contexte, nous cherchons de nouveaux partenaires.

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Can niche markets sustain online-only publications? The case in local business news

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Oft-lamented is the fact that despite gains in digital ad revenue, a sustainable business model for online news in traditional media has not yet been found. But does this mean the same is true in niche publications? Eric Mark Do reports on Torstar’s two new online-only local business news sites that seem to be attempting to follow in the path of one of Canada’s rare profitable digital news operations: AllNovaScotia.com.

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Why shouldn’t newsrooms work with the marketing department?

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No journalist would ever suggest that commercial interests should override editorial independence. But as The Canadian Press editor-in-chief Scott White explains, some editorial managers are saying the time has come to reinvent and re-examine everything – including knocking some holes in the metaphorical wall between those who produce content and those who sell it.

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J-Source and ProjetJ transition begins with call for potential new contributors

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The Canadian Journalism Project is looking to potential new contributors, a new funding model and new editorial structures beginning at the end of 2013. Belinda Alzner explains what this means for our publication and what roles a transition team is looking to fill as the Project moves into the next phase.

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