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Posts By Nicole Blanchett Neheli

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The universal challenge of digital news: Why working as an online journalist isn’t all that different in Canada and Ghana

Travelling to West Africa to work as a digital journalist, Global News online editor Ashley Terry expected there would be differences in how reporters get and tell stories. But what she didn't expect was to face some of the same challenges that online journalists see here in Canada.

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Reporting on terror: CBC’s David Common on covering the Boston bombing

David Common was CBC's lead reporter on the ground in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, and during an unprecedented search for the two suspects. Here in J-Source, he shares his experience following this breaking story that gripped the world.

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Why Global’s Mark McAllister broadcast his own story of epilepsy

Journalists tell stories every day, but what happens when a journalist becomes the story? Here in J-source, Global Toronto's Mark McAllister describes the events leading up to his much publicized on-air seizure; how he dealt with the media scrutiny that followed; and why a medical condition doesn't stop a reporter from being a reporter.

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Honour among thieves: Putting the story before your ego

What's more important: exclusivity or a great story? A new model of cooperative journalism being developed at the Toronto Star is helping to break news, and the traditional practice of keeping information from competitors. Here in J-source, Star investigative reporter Robert Cribb explains how sharing resources led to better journalism in a series on underage Cuban sex workers.

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Are journalists shitbags? (Or, how to avoid sensationalism)

Renee Wilson was surprised to hear someone describe journalists as "shitbags" at a recent conference, and grew concerned when that statement was backed up with plenty of examples of subpar shock journalism being passed off as news. Here in J-Source, she explores a solution for sensationalism: "genuine conversation."

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Checking your bias

Do your biases affect your journalism? Field Notes Editor Nicole Blanchett Neheli talks with American J-prof Sue Ellen Christian, and reporters from across Canada, about strategies to ensure every story is as balanced as possible, and how reflection and ethics are the keys to objective reporting.

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Developing citizen media in developing countries: Should Canada help?

What does a changing communications landscape and innovation in communication technology mean for media development in developing countries? Nicholas Benequista explains how he will find out. 

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Prorogation + Resignation = Consternation: How the Toronto Star handled McGuinty’s bombshell

Dalton McGuinty's surprise resignation and prorogation of the Ontario legislature left newsrooms nationwide scrambling. So how did the Toronto Star manage to pull together six comprehensive pages of coverage in a matter of hours? The Star's news editor, Jonathan P. Kuehlein, shares the story here in J-Source.

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On the ground on 9/11: A journalist remembers

Documentary producer David Giddens was in New York, working on a different assignment, when the twin towers fell. Here, for J-Source, he shares his memories of covering one of the biggest stories ever—and his opinion on how the U.S. media failed to do their job in the aftermath of 9/11.
 

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Tonight’s disconnect? Cancelling Connect with Mark Kelley

What do you do with your highest rated orginal program when it has an engaged audience and phenomenal growth? Cut it. That's what's happening to CBC News Network's Connect with Mark Kelley. Field Notes Editor Nicole Blanchett Neheli finds out why.

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