Journalists tell stories every day, but what happens when a journalist becomes the story? Here in J-source, Global Toronto's Mark McAllister describes the events leading up to his much publicized on-air seizure; how he dealt with the media scrutiny that followed; and why a medical condition doesn't stop a reporter from being a reporter.
Quebec is the latest jurisdiction to issue a protocol on the use of electronic devices by reporters and lawyers inside a courtroom, sparking some heated but predictable responses. Is this a violation of a citizen's right to stay informed? Does it impinge freedom of expression? Does it tarnish the principle of a fair and open trial?
In a student essay, Western University journalism grad Katherine Starr explores what responsible journalism means to her.
Postmedia is set to move into its new corporate HQ in Toronto on Dec. 1 this year. J-Source has an inside look at the construction and artist renderings of the new space at 365 Bloor St. E.
RRJ's editor Rhiannon Russell on what's in the final summer issue the student magazine will publish.
When the CBC's Fifth Estate came calling for information on Canada's hospitals, the provinces responded with a collective "no." Data journalism editor Fred Vallance-Jones says it happens all too often.
Join us at 1 p.m. on April 11 to hear Toronto Star security reporter Michelle Shepard talk about reporting from home and abroad on terrorism at the 2013 Atkinson Lecture at Ryerson University.
If science journalists find themselves covering an issue from one way and then seeing things from a different perspective, what should they do? Where do you draw the line between activism and journalism? Agricultural journalism editor Mary Baxter interviewed British journalist Mark Lynas, who recanted his views on genetically modified organisms.
How much information should journalists tell the public about the gritty existence of once-public people who now face a long disability or death? How carefully do you examine the motivations of a family member who gives you access to their disabled loved one to promote a cause? How closely should the journalist examine where any contributions might go if the public decides to help?
Kelly Toughill, J-Source business of journalism editor and director of the University King’s College’s School of Journalism, has been thinking a lot about the future of journalism in an increasingly digital universe. She takes a look at some of the excellent studies that have raised interesting questions about what works and what doesn’t.
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