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Feb 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

With the prevalence of media stories on sexual assault issues, it is becoming increasingly important for journalists to know how to report in a way that is supportive of sexual assault survivors. A feminist organization recently released a media toolkit outlining the ways journalists can change their language and approach to reporting on sexual assault in a way that doesn't reinforce rape culture. 

Jan 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Dejero’s application is so easy for broadcasters to use that its founder says every television news organization in Canada—except Global—uses it. Its clients in the U.S. include ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. J-Source looks at how Dejero works. 

Nov 05, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Sun Media's national community manager Monique Beech offers her advice on how to search through tweets and the multiple search options. 

Sep 27, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Officially launched on September 10, Editorially is the latest web-based platform to hit the collaborative writing and editing game. Developed by a team of experts, its ambition is “making it as easy and effective as possible to create and edit written content intended for digital publication.”

Apr 30, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

As traditional newsrooms continue to shrink, the question of how to do in-depth reporting – and also make money – in this country has never been more daunting. And now, Canada’s only non-profit investigative centre is closing. While its executive director says the failure of the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting shows that Canada is not ready for a non-profit model of investigative journalism, others say CCIR failed to develop the the brand name recognition to succeed. Ryerson student Edward Tubb reports. 

Apr 23, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when BlackBerry ruled Canadian newsrooms. But when all CBC employees handed in their BlackBerry Torch and Bold phones for shiny, new iPhones and Samsung Galaxies last month, it was yet another nail in the coffin of the Waterloo-based Research in Motion that was once a telecommunications industry leader. J-Source takes a look at the smartphone of choice in Canadian newsrooms. 

Apr 19, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Melanie Coulson spent the past four months researching community newsrooms and citizen journalism while a journalist-in-residence as a Michener-Deacon Fellow at Carleton University.

Apr 17, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

When buckled under the pressure of the traffic that news of the explosions sent its way, the site redirected its homepage to ScribbleLive, allowing to still update their readers in real-time even after the site went down. 

Apr 09, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

How much information should journalists tell the public about the gritty existence of once-public people who now face a long disability or death? How carefully do you examine the motivations of a family member who gives you access to their disabled loved one to promote a cause? How closely should the journalist examine where any contributions might go if the public decides to help?

Apr 09, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Kelly Toughill, J-Source business of journalism editor and director of the University King’s College’s School of Journalism, has been thinking a lot about  the future of journalism in an increasingly digital universe. She takes a look at some of the excellent studies that have raised interesting questions about what works and what doesn’t.

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