The criteria that the latest CAJ report lays out are just a jumping off point; the report's authors want it to serve as part of the conversation about the role our profession plays in a rapidly-evolving media environment. Read the transcript of last week’s discussion with CAJ report author and The Globe and Mail B.C. bureau chief Patrick Brethour and add your own thoughts on the report in the comments.

 

On Thursday, July 19 we held an online talk about the CAJ Ethics Comittee’s latest report: What is Journalism?

The report identified three criteria that must be met in order for something to be considered journalism: A combination of evidence-based research with storytelling to inform communities about issues they value; An element of original production and; a conscious decision to provide clear and accurate facts, opinion and debate within a situation.

These criteria are just a jumping off point, though; the report’s authors want it to serve as part of the conversation about the role our profession plays in a rapidly-evolving media environment. 

Report author Patrick Brethour will be answering your questions and engaging in discussion about what journalism is. The live chat will be moderated by J-Source ethics editor Romayne Smith Fullerton. 

Read the transcript of the chat here or search the hashtag #WhatIsJournalism on Twitter to see what was said.