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RECAP: CJF J-Talk on media innovation

What, exactly, does media innovation look like and why do newsrooms need it now? Check out this recap of the CJF J-Talk on media innovation where moderator Marissa Nelson (CBC News) spoke with some of the industry's brightest minds in Zach Seward (Quartz), Michael DeMonte (ScribbleLive) and David Skok (GlobalNews.ca/Nieman Fellow) to find out what traditional media can learn from tech start-ups. 

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Postmedia announces management changes to publisher of Vancouver dailies

By  •  News, People

Gordon Fisher has been appointed president and publisher of the Pacific Newspaper Group, which publishes Postmedia dailies the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province. He replaces Kevin Bent, who will be leaving Postmedia Network Inc.

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Finding a way forward for Canadian press accountability

With the provincial structure of press councils perhaps soon becoming a thing of the past, what is the way forward for press accountability? Belinda Alzner looks at Canada's existing mechanisms through a theoretical lens. 

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On research, exposure and rates: The effect of paywalls on freelancers

By  •  News

It's undeniable that paywalls could provide an important new revenue stream for cash-strapped media outlets, but as Alexandra Posadzki reports, they also pose unique challenges—and perhaps some hidden opportunity—for freelance reporters. 

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Your nominees for the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award

By  •  News

We called for nominees and you answered, giving us a list of 28 people from across the country that you deemed worthy of the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award. Check out this roundup of Canadian journalism that you nominated.

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Krista Erickson leaves Sun TV’s Canada Live

By  •  People

Krista Erickson, the Sun TV host of Canada Live, has quit the network and moved to the United Kingdom, The Globe and Mail’s Steve Ladurantaye reports, where she has been spotted reporting for CBS News London.

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Richard Garneau, French-Canadian sports journalist, dies at 82

By  •  People

Sports journalist Richard Garneau died Sunday morning at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital at the age of 82.

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Clean up your copy: 15 common writing errors

Jaclyn Law lays down a crash course in copy editing that will help you identify common problems in your writing, power up your prose and find solutions for copy conundrums. 

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Book review: Canadian Television: Text and Context

Canadian Television: Text and Context is an "exemplary collection" of essays and is about both the substance and practice of television studies, and offers myriad solutions to some of the above challenges facing those studying the medium. Those in the field will find it rewarding and those teaching will find it to be a useful teaching tool. Reviewed by Michael Stamm

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