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Mar 19, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The independent Jewish newspaper—which resumed publication in August after a public campaign to save it—made a comeback with increased subscription costs and an upheaval in staff. And now the newspaper is undergoing a major redesign for the first time in 30 years, says editor-in-chief Yoni Goldstein. 
 

Jan 30, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

CBC reporter Duncan McCue writes that an elder once told him the only way an Indian would make it on the news is if he or she were one of the 4Ds: drumming, dancing, drunk or dead. While initially dismissing the idea as too simplistic, McCue started looking more closely at aboriginal people in the news, and sure enough those 4Ds sure do show up an awful lot. If you take that elder’s four “Ds,” and add a “W” for warrior, you could make it a rule: The WD4 Rule on how Indians make the news. 

Jan 28, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

As journalism's role in society changes, so does the role of the journalist. How can a reporter stay relevant? Are journalism schools focusing on this aspect of the media evolution?On Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 3-4pm we'll be asking these questions during our second Scribble Chat of the year: "Entrepreneurship in Journalism." Join us as we bring in 2013 Michener-Deacon Fellow and CBC reporter Julie Ireton and Nieman Journalism Lab founder and director Joshua Benton.

Dec 19, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

CJN vice-president Elizabeth Wolfe took helm of the Jewish newspaper as its president last week, while Yoni Goldstein will step in as the new editor as of Jan. 6, 2014. 

Aug 15, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Canada’s only independent Jewish newspaper returned to print on Aug. 1. Subscription prices are jumping up 50 per cent, from $39.95 to $60 a year, with the new price kicking in as old subscriptions expire.

Jul 11, 2013 - Posted by Eric Mark Do

JHR has trained journalists mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, but now it’s going to northern Ontario seeking to increase Aboriginal-Canadian participation in local and national media. It’s sending two trainers to a total of six remote communities over the course of nine months to train interested Aboriginals. 

Jun 14, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja
Jun 14, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

An investigation into the mayor of Halifax generated national attention: the mayor chose to end his political career and The Coast landed a nomination for the Michener Award. J-Source interviewed The Coast’s editor Kyle Shaw and news editor Tim Bousquet as the alt weekly also celebrates its 20th anniversary.

May 02, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Publisher and co-founder John Cameron said tonight had been chasing after this deal with the  since its inception four years ago.

Apr 23, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

With armchair art and theatre critics proliferating online, media cutbacks reducing the number of those who critique for a living, and celebrity news trumping cultural coverage, is the relevance of the traditional art and theatre critic less--or greater--than it once was? This discussion explores the Internet's impact on art criticism, and what it means for the arts and its audiences. Join Ben Brantley, chief theatre critic, The New York Times; Robert Cushman, theatre arts critic, The National Post; Peter Schjeldahl, arts critic, The New Yorker; and moderator Sara Angel, visual arts journalist and Trudeau Doctoral Scholar at the University of Toronto's Department of Art.

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