Jun 19, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

When Tim Bousquet announced he was leaving Halifax weekly The Coast to launch his new venture, there was a lot of buzz. J-Source interviewed the award-winning journalist about the Halifax Examiner.

Jun 18, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Award-winning journalist Tim Bousquet launched the Halifax Examiner, a self-described “independent, adversarial” website that is advertisement-free and behind a paywall. Will subscribers sign up? 

Jun 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Technology was supposed to help writers and editors aggregate stories from other sites more quickly and easily. What happened?

Jun 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It’s encouraging to know that critics on social media were interested in viewing content from Brunswick News newsrooms. It’s not so encouraging to know some people didn't want to pay even 99 cents for it, writes Brunswick News ombudswoman Patricia Graham.

Jun 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Do media outlets have a civic duty to relay information in a public emergency and lower their paywalls? Or should readers always pay for journalism? In this case, Kyle Brown says Brunswick News hurt its reputation by not lowering its paywall. 

May 29, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

There’s a real science to writing click-bait headlines and its hold on audiences should not be undermined. But assessing success by measuring audiences leads to chasing clicks and that is a downward spiral into the online abyss of celebrity culture, consumerism, sports, trends and the occasional real news item, most typically something shocking and tragic, writes Paul Benedetti.

May 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Today, data metrics has replaced editorial instinct, and there are very few questions that remain unanswered about what device readers are choosing or how engaged they with the journalistic content. Except for what is perhaps the biggest question of all: what’s the impact of all this data mining on the quality of journalism? 

May 20, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

With the unveiling of a redesigned Ottawa Citizen, Postmedia Network has kicked off a four-platform strategy on Tuesday for print, web, smartphone and tablet versions that it hopes will breathe new life into the struggling company.

May 08, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Arik Ligeti spoke with three people heavily entrenched in Canadian mobile news: Matt Frehner, mobile editor at The Globe and Mail, Jordan Timm, senior producer for tablet at Postmedia, and Joe Ross, vice-president of content at theScore. Each explained strategy, successes and opinions on the mobile news space.

May 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Toronto Star union is withdrawing staff bylines and credit lines from Wednesday's print editions to protest what it calls a two-tiered pay scale.

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Journalism Online

When news organizations of all sizes adapt to the demand of online journalism, it's not always easy to get bang for the buck. Journalists and media organizations must stay on top of emerging technology to engage and serve their audiences. In this section, we'll highlight their achievements and methods