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Levelling with our sources

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The 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.
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N.S. judges demand media accreditation

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A 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 reports in the King’s JournalismReview, journalists haven’t protested but media lawyers warn the plan sets a bad precedent.
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Links to legal resources

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A comprehensive list of links to various legal resources.

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Fighting publication bans

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Media outlets have the right – if not always the means – to oppose motions to withhold the details of criminal cases. By Dean Jobb

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Judge blocks bid to expose Citizen source

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An 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 of the Security and Information Act designed to crack down on leaks of information violate the Charter right to freedom of the press. The federal government will not appeal. The Canadian Association of Journalists calls the ruling“an historic victory for media freedom.”
>>Tony Burman, editor in chief of CBC News, comments.
>>Lawyer Wendy Wagner, who acted for the Ottawa Citizen, offers a summary of the ruling.
>>Read Justice Ratushney’s Oct. 19, 2006 ruling.
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Free expression … within limits

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Controversy over Prophet Muhammad cartoons fuels debate over the limits of freedom of expression. Dean Jobb comments.
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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 you to send any suggestions for books that would be of particular interest to Canadian journalism students and instructors, for us to consider adding to the list.

Photo by Stewart Butterfield, used under Creative Commons license
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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.
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College programs
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College programs

A list of college programs across the country with descriptions of programs offered.
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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 theory and professional practice.
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