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Mar 04, 2008 - Posted by Heather McCall
The tagline of this Ning community site is "You're a journalist who wants to build your skills, serve your community, and advance your career. We're here to help." Started by Ryan Sholin under the watchful gaze of Howard Owens and Zac Echola in early 2008, the site aims to help journalists learn from each other about how new technology and new societal expectations are changing journalism, and how they're managing the change.
Feb 11, 2008 - Posted by Heather McCall

According to its "About" page, is a website for journalists and journalism students everywhere and offers free and unrestricted access to everyone. The site publishes news stories about what is happening in the regional press, information on campaigning journalism and updates on breaking news. If you are looking for a job in the UK, it's also "the best place" for regional journalism vacancies. The site is equally owned by Northcliffe Electronic Publishing, Newsquest publishing group, Trinity Mirror and Johnston Press.

Aug 14, 2007 - Posted by Heather McCall
For a list of independent media organizations in Canada, check out, a directory of non-corporate journalism maintained by Media Alliance for New Activism (MANA). It features links to print, broadcast and online news outlets, student media and other mediawatch organizations.
Aug 02, 2007 - Posted by Heather McCall
The abundance of news sources available online raises questions: How as consumers do we know if we can trust what we read? How do we know if it's balanced, or serving someone's narrow agenda? Enter Newstrust, a social network model which uses the intellect of the masses to rate all manner of news content and news sources. Editor & Publisher's Steve Outing reviews the beta version and provides an overview in his Stop The Presses column.
Jul 18, 2007 - Posted by Heather McCall is targeted at everyone in the "content creation" industry. Its mission is to provide opportunities to meet, share resources, become informed of job opportunities and interesting projects and news, improve career skills, and showcase work. Many of the events and workshops advertised take place in New York, but there are a host of online resources, videos and transcripts available to the public as well as members.
Jul 03, 2007
Legendary investigative reporter Julian Sher is the man behind this monster "Investigative Guide to Internet Research." It's used by reporters around the world as a source of news feeds, research advice, and links to hundreds of web pages selected for their usefulness to journalists. There's an international site, and several national pages, including, of course, one for the Montreal-based Sher's home and native land.
Jun 21, 2007 - Posted by Alan Bass
This list of journalism feeds was generated by Alan Bass, a moderator of the Canadian Association of Journalists list-serv.
Mar 21, 2007 - Posted by Julie Ryland
The Annenberg Online Journalism Review has posted these articles on online journalism and how to write for the Web. The articles include tips for writers, tools and glossaries for the terms used in online journalism. If you are a registered user in, you can also add to and edit the articles.
Feb 28, 2007 - Posted by Julie Ryland

The Professional Writers Association of Canada is a nation-wide organization of 600+ members. One of their goals is to "develop and maintain professional standards in editor-writer and client-writer relationships. Their website provides helpful information for freelance writers, such as contract guidelines and an example standard freelance agreement, copyright basics, advice for determining fees, and links to other associations and resources for writers and journalists. Specifically:





Feb 13, 2007 - Posted by Heather McCall
The most widely read and respected sources of "unofficial" news and commentary about the craft.
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