Are journalists making more mistakes than they used to, or does social media simply amplify the same mistakes to a much wider audience? Eric Mark Do reports from the latest CJF J-Talk on real-time reporting in a social media age.
As AP confirms use of “husband” and “wife” for same-sex married couples, Katie Toth reports on the big shifts in LGBT language Canadian Press has made over the years.
Join us Thursday at 6:30 p.m. EST for the CJF J-Talk on Twitter, journalism and getting it right in a fast-paced news world with Andy Carvin, Mathew Ingram, Esther Enkin.
Stick around after the talk, when the winner of the J-Source Newsperson of the Year award will be announced. Our jury has selected a shortlist of five stellar nominees from an initial list of nearly 30 candidates, as submitted by our readers. Check out J-Source's profiles of each of the shortlisted nominees.
A journalism educator and former journalist is seeking participants for a new study into journalism independence in Canadian newsrooms.
Journalism controversies rarely involve a newspaper restaurant reviewer. But then not many restaurant reviewers call up restaurants and request $200.
Toronto Distrcit School Board director Chris Spence has admitted to having plagiarized parts of his Jan. 5 Toronto Star op-ed on sports in schools.
Impartiality and objectivity as bloodless norms is an absurd caricature, argues Stephen J.A. Ward in the latest issue of Media magazine, with an intro from editor David McKie
The story of Jill Winzoski’s firing is a she-said, they-won’t-say kind of story. So where does the blame lie? Alexandra Posadzki gets the former Selkirk Record reporter’s side of the story and the opinion of a few ethics experts on the dos and don’ts of journalists expressing themselves as citizens and publications’ role in standing up for their reporters.
CBC reports that members of the Winnipeg media attended an exclusive party hosted by Ikea Monday evening at which they were offered free booze, Ikea products and discounts for the newly-opened retail store.
Carol Wainio is a Canadian visual artist and adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa. She has also been writing about the media and Canadian columnists for years on her blog, Media Culpa. She answered a few questions from J-Source associate editor Belinda Alzner about why she blogs, why the focus on Wente and why she thinks newspapers aren't clear enough with the public about their standards.
edited by ROMAYNE SMITH FULLERTON
Contrary to the old saw, journalism ethics has never been an oxymoron. Most journalists care deeply about their responsibilities toward audiences, sources, subjects and peers. When juggling those loyalties gets hard, the conversation gets going on J-Source's ethics page, which doubles as the Web space of the ethics advisory committee of the Canadian Association of Journalists. Romayne Smith Fullerton
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