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  • A tip of the hat

    This week’s Big Issue gives a tip of the hat to outgoing J-Source editor-in-chief Ivor Shapiro, who handed over the EIC reins to Janice Neil on Dec. 10. “I won’t pretend to be slipping away from the EIC’s chair without…
  • L’état de la nouvelle

    Comme chaque année, depuis cinq ans, Influence communication vient de publier son bilan annuel de l’actualité. Cette revue médiatique est très prisée… des médias.
  • Yappy colleagues, translator loses it on air

    The title of this youtube  video says it all: “CBC Translator Loses It.”
  • Amanda Lindhout gives thanks

    Maybe Amanda Lindhout really is not a journalist, as some critics have recently charged. Her first statement since being freed from her Somali kidnappers and arriving back home in Canada reveals that she is not nearly cynical, jaded or miserable…
  • Communications partisanes

    La question de la relation entre les médias, la population et le gouvernement Harper refait surface dans les médias. Après les pancartes sur les chantiers de construction, les chèques émis pour des travaux d’infrastructures, les nombreux dépliants envoyés à la…
  • La presse écrite victime de plagiat par Google et Yahoo!

    La semaine dernière, l’Agence France-Presse (AFP) publiait une nouvelle à l’effet que des sites internet reprennaient, parfois intégralement, des articles rédigés par la presse écrite. Selon une étude américaine commandée par le Fair syndication consortium (regroupant 1500 médias, sous…
  • Six things all j-students need

    I wonder, writes Ryerson University online journalism instructor Leigh Felesky, what students are being told “journalism” is these days. Felesky lays out six skill areas that j-schools should focus on in these changing times.
  • Exclusivity of media coverage

    Jody White’s account of being asked to leave Al Gore’s speech, to clear the field for the event’s media partner The Toronto Star, reminded me of two recent related incidents….
  • An un-redacted challenge

    Defence minister Peter MacKay is leading The Current’s ‘Ministerial Refusals’ tally. McKay has turned down four interview requests this season, and has accepted zero. Instead journalists are left to decipher documents with enough blacked out lines to make a…
  • Do what I say, not what I did

    Cliff Lonsdale hitchhiked at 16 into an African war zone to kick-start his journalistic career. Here he reviews the Amanda Lindhout debate and explains what he tells young journalists these days.