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A publication with no paywall, no ads and no donor-chasing: A reality in Australia

A publication with no paywall, no ads and no donor-chasing: A reality in Australia

Imagine a publication that produced public-interest journalism with no paywall, no advertisements and no chasing of donors. Sounds crazy, right? The Global Mail in Australia will be doing just that.

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What it was like covering stories in Canada’s North: Three Ryerson students reflect

Last summer, Marta Iwanek, Ashleigh Gaul and Samantha Anderson financed their own way to cover stories in the North for the Winter 2012 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism. Now, they’re reflecting on their time in Canada's north for J-Source. 

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Bourse AJIQ-Le Devoir 2012

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Les journalistes pigistes membres de l'Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec (AJIQ) ont jusqu'au 30 janvier pour soumettre leur candidature pour la bourse AJIQ-Le Devoir 2012. À la clef: un stage rémunéré de quatre semaines au Devoir.

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With media standards at issue, make way for “expert” witnesses

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Will a new libel defence bring business to self-styled experts in media practice? As Rhiannon Russell reports, that’s been the case in Quebec, and the rest of Canada may follow suit.

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Why is the Toronto Star selling ads on a section’s front page?

On Dec 10 and 17, the Toronto Star ran a full-page ad on the front page of its entertainment section, despite its media kit saying advertising is not available for the front of sections. The surprise? The idea for the positioning came from the Star, not the advertiser

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Canadian coverage of the U.S. primaries and caucuses

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Having trouble getting excited about Romney versus Santorum? You’re likely not alone. Judging by these Globe and Mail comments, intense interest in the 2008 Clinton-Obama race has been replaced by… Continue Reading Canadian coverage of the U.S. primaries and caucuses

Bye Bye 2011: dérapage 2.0

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Alors que le Québec se livre à son second sport national depuis 3 jours, la critique de la revue de fin d'année à la télévision, l'Agence QMI est dans l'embarras. L'agence de presse interne de Quebecor a dû se dissocier hier de propos tenus sur le compte Twitter d'un de ses pigistes à l'égard du Bye Bye 2011, du couple Cloutier Morissette et de Radio-Canada.

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Wearing Our CPUs On Our Sleeves

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Journalist Wayne MacPhail looks into his crystal ball at dramatic changes to our phones, computers and the Internet. The ensuing innovations will be the next wave of communications devices journalists can expect to see as platforms for delivering news. MacPhail asks: "How do you tell a story to a wristwatch?"

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UBC is hosting two public talks on journalism ethics by Stephen Ward

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If you’re in Vancouver in the next week, the UBC Graduate School of Journalism is hosting two talks by Stephen Ward on ethics

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Putting trust in Twitter (or not): @Wendi_Deng doesn’t belong to Wendi Deng Murdoch

Tweets from the account of @Wendi_Deng this morning state that it is a fake account, and that the person behind it is not Rupert Murdoch’s wife

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