May 29, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Last week, J-Source published an op-ed from Melanie Coulson who said the National Newspaper Awards need to make some changes to reflect journalism in the digital era. In this letter to the editor, Scott White, the chair of the NNAs board of governors, responds to that column, arguing the program has never been afraid to adapt to the changing landscape of journalism.

May 15, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Most journalism schools don’t like to talk to their students about public relations.  They teach them nothing about PR history, theory, ethics and practice.  It’s as if they believe that by teaching them about the “dark side” they will somehow be made impure. Journalism professor Ira Basen writes this lack of knowledge about PR does a real disservice to journalists. 

May 08, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The declining profits for these two large media companies mirrors a trend with across Canada showing that advertising revenue is dropping far faster than the pick up from online.

May 07, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Conservatives have tabled an omnibus budget bill that some critics say would give the government sweeping powers to participate in labour discussions with independent Crown organizations, including the CBC, and steer discussions on wages and benefits, critics say. Check out the J-Source round-up of commentary, analysis and positions on this issue. 

May 02, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Check out the J-Source storify of the Sun News Network hearings with the CRTC.

May 02, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja
May 02, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja
May 01, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

With many students beginning their summer internships this week, J-Source takes a  look at their job prospects. An internship is often the golden ticket to scoring a job in journalism. But with media outlets across the country laying off staff, are there still jobs to be had for interns? And will the unions allow the relatively cheaper labour to replace staffers? Joshua Rapp Learn reports. 

Apr 24, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

In a bluntly worded memo sent to all employees on Wednesday, Pacific Newspaper Group president and publisher Gordon Fisher said the two newspapers have seen an “alarming and unprecedented revenue declines.” Now staff at the two newspapers are bracing themselves for impending layoffs, the details for which have yet to be released. 

Apr 24, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The new radio morning show has been in the works for almost five years, ever since CBC undertook a country-wide study looking at underserved markets. But the station will be up against some challenges when it launches April 29, including the retirement of one of its veteran hosts Costa Maragos and a market, that some say, is already saturated.

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The Future of News

Ira BAsenIn a world where billions of people now have the ability to distribute pictures, videos and stories instantaneously around the world, questions about what is journalism and who is a journalist have never been more relevant, and the answers never more elusive. This section will explore the future of journalism in an age of social media. Ira Basen is a journalist, author and educator. He teaches at Ryerson University.