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How I got the story in Syria: one journalist goes undercover

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Calgary freelance journalist Jeremy Kroeker snuck into Syria, hid his true identity, and lived as a tourist for three weeks. Rhiannon Russell talks to Kroeker about life undercover, being held by police, and getting the story in a place where it’s too dangerous for foreign reporters to use bylines.

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Getting the story wrong

Hayden Kenez tuned in to NewsTalk 1010 last week only to hear Christie Blatchford tell the world he called her a douchebag. How one student journalist learned the hard way how damaging the media can be when they get the story wrong.

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She said, he said: two accounts of editorial independence in a B.C. community newspaper

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The publishers of community newspapers are often accused of giving in to advertisers' pressure on editorial content. According to Micah Luxen, the Kelowna Daily Courier and its Westside Weekly supplement are cases in point. After quitting her job as the Weekly's editor last summer, Luxen sent J-Source her account of interactions with ad representatives and with her boss, Courier managing editor Jon Manchester. She also provided secretly made sound recordings of conversations with Manchester, and copies of the emails. We invited Manchester to write a rebuttal, and he agreed without hesitation. We also fact-checked the two columns and what you see here represents our best understanding of those facts that are not in dispute, and the two journalists' perspectives on those that are.  

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Five questions for Huffington Post Canada’s Daniel Tencer

We talk to Daniel Tencer, business editor at Huffington Post Canada about the site’s first major investigative project, Mind the Gap, why they’re not piggybacking the Occupy movement, and what we can expect from HuffPo Canada in the future.

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Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada offers three $10,000 media fellowships

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The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has been doling out media fellowships since 1986. In that time, the organization has granted 96 Canadian journalists the opportunity to explore a part of the world that is only growing in dominance, importance, and public interest.

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A reluctant farewell from OpenFile Hamilton

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After close to a year in operation, OpenFile Hamilton is calling it quits.

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Future of News: ScribbleLive talks to Jeff Jarvis on the value of liveblogging

ScribbleLive’s Dana Lacey chats with Jeff Jarvis, well-known American journalist, blogger, and professor at CUNY’s j-school.

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Romenesko: How I ended up leaving Poynter

Until now, Jim Romensko has kept mum over the Poynter-aggregation-attribution uproar. No longer.

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RCMP put on leash: Toronto Star

Journalists may have a tough time getting RCMP to go off-message thanks to a new protocol that puts officers on a much tighter leash.

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