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Jane Taber celebrated, leaving the Hill to head the Globe’s Atlantic bureau

After more than 20 years of reporting from Parliament Hill, Jane Taber is leaving Ottawa and heading to Halifax. The 53-year-old Globe and Mail reporter is trading in her parliamentary press pass to head up the Globe’s Atlantic bureau this January.

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Pulitzer Prize moves to digital-only submissions

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The Pulitzer Prize Board has changed their submission process to be entirely digital — no more paper portfolios required. 

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A journalist’s guide to reporting on indigenous cultures

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Duncan McCue, a UBC journalism professor and reporter for CBC’s The National has launched a website to help journalists report about Aboriginal communities. Belinda Alzner spoke with McCue about why he created the website, some challenges journalists face, and how the resource can help journalists and editors work together to overcome them. And with Attawapiskat making headlines, the guide is as timely as it is useful.

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Paywalls coming to New Brunswick, ending free access to online news

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What happens when a province sees the bulk of its online news move behind a paywall? That’s the question that will be answered as early as next week when the Irving-owned Brunswick News Inc. ends free access to the online counterparts of 26 of its newspapers – 18 English-language and eight French. Kelly Toughill looks at the paywall in comparison to others in the industry and why the move just might work for Brunswick News.

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Google and Global Editors Network launch Data Journalism Awards

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Today, the Global Editors Network and Google announced the launch of the Data Journalism Awards to recognize and set standards for the emerging media form. 

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No comment from Quebecor on reported 400 layoffs

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There have been reports today that Quebecor, one of Canada’s largest media companies and owner of Sun Media, has laid off 400 employees.  

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Public voting is open for CP 2011 Canadian Newsmaker of the Year

Let the year-end best-of lists begin. The Canadian Press wants to know who the public thinks is the Newsmaker of the Year.

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Aggregation and the user experience: Joshua Benton

Joshua Benton wrote a piece for the Nieman Journalism Lab last week that is an interesting addition to the conversation surrounding Jim Romenesko’s departure from Poynter and the ethics of aggregation at large.

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Transparency is a double-edged sword: Being ethical takes more than self-exposure

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When two reporters got themselves fired for joining Occupy protests, some critics said their NPR bosses should get with the program: impartiality in journalism was dead, replaced by full transparency about biases and involvements. Ira Basen, returning to a theme he explored earlier this year, thinks it’s more complicated than that.

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CJFE gala celebrates whistleblowers, Arab Spring reporters

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On Thursday, Nov. 24, CJFE hosted its annual gala to recognize and honour courageous journalism. Rhiannon Russell  tells of this year's gala, held at the Royal York hotel in Toronto, that focused on whistleblowing, the Arab Spring and how the movements have impacted free expression. 

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