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Sep 17, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Several student newspapers have left the non-profit co-operative Canadian University Press and started an alternative called the National University Wire. Those who left say a combination of high membership fees and little-used or overlapping services were important factors behind their decision.

Sep 11, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Despite the state of the journalism industry with layoffs, buyouts and dwindling ad sales, there is still hope for finding work after graduation. J-Source speaks with three journalism grads who applied the skills they learned in j-school to non-traditional jobs, along with one journo who made the switch from working in print to the emerging area of analytics. 

Sep 11, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

So you’ve decided to go to j-school? Don’t worry—we’ll help you! Two former teaching assistants from Western University offer their advice for getting through it all. 

Sep 11, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

J-Source has compiled some great back-to-school resources to help students get back in the groove. 

Sep 11, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A recent Wilfrid Laurier University journalism grad advises students to learn all the hard skills they can while still in school, whether inside or outside of the classroom.

Sep 11, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Recent Ryerson grad Rhiannon Russell spent the summer working at the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, New Brunswick, and shares some tips on surviving (and thriving) at an internship in a new city.  

Sep 11, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

With an increasing number governments at all levels putting data online, journalists who lack the tools to harness this information and make enough sense of it to tell stories will be left playing catch up to those who possess the necessary skills. As J-Source's ideas editor David McKie writes, journalism schools are now hopping on board.

Sep 11, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Vancouver Sun investigative reporter and Kwantlen Polytechnic j-school instructor Chad Skelton explains how he crowdsourced the syllabus and handouts for his new data journalism course.

Sep 11, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

One might deduce that the debate over the future of journalism education is related to speculation about the future of the industry. But in fact, the debate been going on since journalism was introduced as an academic discipline in postsecondary institutions.

Sep 10, 2013 - Posted by Nicole Blanchett Neheli

Many journalism students dream of working overseas, but Lily Martin turned fantasy into reality. How? Research. Here in J-Source she explains how being able to find people and information--especially through social media--makes you an asset abroad, and why you need to do your research before you pack your bags.

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Back To School

The beginning of the semester can be a stressful time for students and instructors, but J-Source has you covered. This section is filled with news, advice and resources for students and educators

      

   

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