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Jul 30, 2012 - Posted by Lisa Lynch

A new collection, “Alternative Media in Canada,” is the first to provide an overview of Canadian alternative media practices. Lisa Lynch interviewed David Skinner about the book’s central themes and about the relationship between mainstream and independent journalism in Canada.

 

Oct 26, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon

In a sea of inept coverage on the Occupy protests, news corporations are now out to make more cash by doing less journalism. Shannon Rupp on the grab for free content -- and the persistent myth that newspapers' raison d’être is to inform citizens. The article originally appeared on The Tyee, and is reprinted with permission.

Mar 02, 2010 - Posted by Larry Cornies
Claude AdamsI’m a freelancer. I’m driven by hunger, boredom and ego and I’ll do anything, writes Claude Adams. So he signed up to write Olympics pieces (paid-for...sort of) for Allvoices , a Los Angeles-based citizen journalism website. Here’s how it went.
Nov 16, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
In a Nov. 14 column, Toronto Star public editor Kathy English tackled the subject of citizen journalists. English's column comes just on the heels of the Canadian Journalists For Free Expression (CJFE) first award presented for citizen journalism. English wrote...
Sep 02, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
Examiner.com., a Denver-based citizen journalism website owned by Clarity Media Group, has acquired Vancouver-based NowPublic. Rick Blair, CEO of Examiner.com said...
Oct 14, 2008 - Posted by Patricia Elliott
Election Act:

329. No person shall transmit the result or purported result of the vote in an electoral district to the public in another electoral district before the close of all of the polling stations in that other electoral district.

In an election where strategic voting sits front and centre, it seems like the Election Act gates are about to fall with a resounding thud across the land today. Elections Canada has already softened the blow with changes to polling times, there are still gaps in the timing of poll closures.
Sep 30, 2008 - Posted by Regan Ray
Susan_OrmistonThe CBC's Susan Ormiston has covered elections since 1984, but this year she's doing it in a whole new way. We asked her about online coverage, what's changed and how all the new technology really affects the journalism produced.
Sep 26, 2008 - Posted by Regan Ray
Citizen journalists around the world are being given the chance to strut their journalistic stuff online, with Project: Report, a journalism contest that YouTube and the Pulitzer Center have cooked up.
Sep 12, 2008 - Posted by Joe Rayment
The citizens are failing us at NowPublic. As of 2 p.m., Sept. 11, nearly 60 per cent of the stories in the citizen-journalism site's Canadian Election section consist of quoted material from other, largely traditional media outlets.
Sep 03, 2008 - Posted by Heather McCall
The allvoices Excellence in Citizen Media Incentive Program is an online initiative to reward on-the-ground news and opinion contributors from all over the world with a six-month cash incentive. Contributors who submit news and opinion between August 19, 2008 and February 19, 2009 can earn cash rewards when they reach certain "milestones" (read page views). In true 2.0 fashion, there's also a leaderboard that measures registered posters' performance.
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