Ideas

Dec 18, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A discussion of the Toronto mayor’s coverage will be one of many stories in the upcoming edition of Media magazine, writes Ideas editor David McKie.

Nov 01, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Canada’s Information Commissioner, Suzanne Legault, is hopeful the government will listen to her pleas for reform, but J-Source Ideas editor and CBC investigative journalist David McKie says journalists shouldn’t hold their breath.

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.

Aug 20, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Even though her reporting on egg donors was subsidized, Alison Motluk says she lost money writing her Maisonneuve article. She doesn't regret it -- her piece did win the CAJ’s magazine award, after all -- but says there are many challenges to undertaking investigative reporting as a freelancer.

Jul 31, 2013 - Posted by Eric Mark Do

James Bagnall changed his view of Nortel’s accounting in advance of the yearlong trial involving Frank Dunn, Douglas Beatty and Michael Gollogly. The trick was being open-minded enough to go where the facts led him.

Jul 31, 2013 - Posted by Eric Mark Do

The latest awards edition of Media magazine, produced by the Canadian Association of Journalists, is the "best ever," says editor David McKie. He gives J-Source a teaser about what readers can expect to see in the issue set to be published next week. 

Jun 04, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Older than the printing press, obituaries are a journalistic and literary form dating back to the ancient Greeks. Nowadays, journalists use social media and video along with more traditional tools such as print, radio and television, but two things remain constant: Obituaries are a combination of biography, reportage and analysis written under deadline pressure; and they reflect the cultural values and norms of their times, writes The Globe and Mail's features writer Sandra Martin

Jun 03, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The abrupt closing of CityNews Channel on May 30 came at an inopportune time for news consumers in the Greater Toronto Area, because it happened while appetite for local news coverage is stronger than usual, writes Centennial College broadcast journalism professor Ellin Bessner

May 05, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Follow along the sessions on the last day of the CAJ conference. 

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edited by DAVID McKIE

In this section we explore issues in Canadian journalism in collaboration with Media magazine. David McKie is an investigative reporter with CBC and editor of Media magazine. He also teaches a course on computer-assisted journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.