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  • N.S. judges demand media accreditation

    FeatureA committee of Nova Scotia judges and journalists has decided that court officials should decide which reporters and media organizations can use cameras and tape recorders at the Law Courts building in Halifax, the province’s busiest courthouse. As Ainslie MacLellan…
  • Levelling with our sources

    CommentaryThe contempt conviction of Hamilton Spectator reporter Ken Peters for refusing to name a source shows the wisdom of devising an exit strategy before making a promise of confidentiality. By Dean Jobb.
  • Links to legal resources

    A comprehensive list of links to various legal resources.
  • Fighting publication bans

    FeatureMedia outlets have the right – if not always the means – to oppose motions to withhold the details of criminal cases. By Dean Jobb
  • Judge blocks bid to expose Citizen source

    NewsAn Ontario judge has struckdown laws that empowered the RCMP to raid the home of Ottawa Citizen reporter Juliet O’Neill, in a bid to expose the source of a leak about the Mahar Ararcase. Justice Lynn Ratushney ruled that sections…
  • Free expression … within limits

    CommentaryControversy over Prophet Muhammad cartoons fuels debate over the limits of freedom of expression. Dean Jobb comments.
  • The Bookshelf

    The link below will take you to a page of books recommended for journalism educators, organized by subject — from teaching print, broadcast and online journalism to style guides and handbooks. The list is far from complete and we invite…
  • The one-minute (OK maybe five-minute) editor

    Some advice about how to be a good editor/teacher when you only have a few minutes, from Steve Buttry, the director of Tailored Programs at the American Press Institute.
  • College programs

    A list of college programs across the country with descriptions of programs offered.
  • A reflective model for teaching journalism

    This is a conference paper prepared for the first JourNet international conference on Professional Education for the Media that took place in Newcastle, Australia, in 2004. The paper outlines a model that uses critical reflection as a bridge between journalism…