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Copy editors laid off more than other newsroom staffers—but can newspapers’ credibility afford the cut?

Newspapers looking to "cut fat" from their newsrooms often turn to laying off those who don't produce content—such as copy editors. But, as Natascia Lypny asks, can their credibility afford the cut?

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Digital First Media live chat with Homicide Watch’s Laura and Chris Amico

Join us from 2 to 3 p.m. EST today for a syndicated Digital First Media live chat with Laura and Chris Amico, the founder/editor and developer behind Homicide Watch.

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Job posting: Associate Editor, The Canadian Journalism Project (J-Source.ca)

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Job: Associate Editor, J-Source.ca

 

Location: Toronto

Term:  Nine-month contract

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Start date: March 4, 2013

Application deadline: February 8, 6:00 p.m. EST

 

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Toronto Star digital editor John Ferri on the paper’s new web and mobile site design

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Last week, the Toronto Star unveiled a vastly redesigned website and new mobile site. Here, Belinda Alzner asks John Ferri talks about the new design, what content management system they're using and how they hope the new designs will improve user experience and journalists' workflows.

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The issues facing Canadian University Press and how it intends to tackle them

When member organizations are strapped for cash, the co-op feels the pain. This is something the Canadian University Press knows too well, as its fees, for some members, have become more of a burden than a necessity. But at its recent national conference, Tracey Lindeman reports the 75-year-old student journalism collective began to tackle some of the fundamental issues facing it. 

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NASH75 plenary tackles membership fees and increasing staff terms

A number of significant changes were made at the 2013 Canadian University Press national conference and AGM, and many of them were hotly debated, particularly JHM Award submission fees, the creation of the executive director position, the Link's outstanding membership fees and more.

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On slipping custom content into newspapers’ revenue mix

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On the rise of custom content, Jonathan Sas asks: Is the increasing presence of content sponsored by advertisers in any news publication a sign that it is figuring out how to survive, or just evidence that it is so close to death that it is cannibalizing its own credibility to buy a bit more time?

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Digital First Media live chat with Twitter’s Mark Luckie on social media storytelling

Join us from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST today as we syndicate Digital First Media's live chat with Mark Luckie, manager of journalism and news for Twitter on using social media for storytelling. 

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Changes to The Globe and Mail’s Books section

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The Globe and Mail's Book section hasn’t been killed, but there are some changes being made to it.

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What we learned from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s #dayinthelife

On Stephen Harper's #dayinthelife: For journalists who don’t often get to ask questions of the Prime Minister, it was interesting to see how they played it. There were the obvious stories and curation about Stanley the cat and all of the homework the PM did at his desk while he ate lunch, but there was also some journalism.

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