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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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The emotional commitment to objective journalism

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Impartiality and objectivity as bloodless norms is an absurd caricature, argues Stephen J.A. Ward in the latest issue of Media magazine, with an intro from editor David McKie

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How I got the photo: NNA winner Rich Lam on the Vancouver riots’ kissing couple

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Once Rich Lam's photo of a couple during the Stanley Cup riots in Vancouver in 2011 went viral, its authenticity was questioned. Lam discusses the impact unethical photographers and editors can have on photojournalism as a whole.

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How I got the story: CAJ award-winner Andrew Stobo Sniderman on residential schools

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Andrew Stobo Sniderman explains how, on a whim, he ended up bearing witness to stories of pain and suffering of First Nations peoples who survived Canada’s residential schools.

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The delicate art of negotiating for data

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It’s easier than you think, says Glen McGregor. In this piece for Media magazine, McGregor explains how to make effective access to information and freedom of information requests, the steps to successfully negotiating with coordinators, and why IT people may be your saving grace when asking for data from governments. 

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How they got the story: Steve Buist on The Spec’s BORN: A Code Red Project

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For the second year in a row, the Hamilton Spectator used statistics to show the relationship between income and health, specifically to pregnancy and births in Ontario this time. In this teaser for the upcoming issue of CAJ's Media magazineSteve Buist tells how he and Teri Pecoskie reported their groundbreaking series. 

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Media magazine to celebrate 2012 award winners

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The challenge of pitching and telling the investigative, enterprise or explanatory story will always remain and even intensify, despite what news managers say about being committed to original content. In the upcoming issue of Media magazine, editor David McKie sought to tell the story behind the 2012 award-winning stories, highlighting the challenges facing journalists in getting these important stories told.

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Blame it on neoliberalism: the fix

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In the final installment of this two-part series, Nick Fillmore argues that journalists and community groups must develop larger independent and alternative Canadian media outlets if we want to preserve freedom of expression.

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Blame it on neoliberalism

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In the first of a two-part series, Nick Fillmore argues that freedom of expression is threatened because of the way corporate media cater to powerful neoliberals and that small-l liberal ideas that champion the public interest are missing.

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