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The top 10 most-read stories on J-Source in 2018
2 years ago

The top 10 most-read stories on J-Source in 2018

By  •  News
Here’s the Canadian media coverage you read on J-Source in 2018. 10.  Ottawa union bargaining results may reverberate across Postmedia Newspaper guilds across two provinces co-ordinated on labour actions for Postmedia employees. The Ottawa Newspaper Guild contract, which had been…
Telling stories from all directions
2 years ago

Telling stories from all directions

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign. It was an overwhelmingly humid summer day in Hong Kong when Adrian Ma, professor at the Ryerson School of Journalism, found himself sitting at a plastic table, crammed in next…
Media on the move: Dec. 19
2 years ago

Media on the move: Dec. 19

By  •  News, People
Here’s our regular update on the moves, hires and promotions in Canadian journalism. Want your job move featured? Tweet it to us or use the hashtag #cdnmediamoves. Here are all the media moves in November and December: No other…
Changing public perceptions of mental illness
2 years ago

Changing public perceptions of mental illness

By  •  Feature
Allison Garber was diagnosed in her early 20s, with obsessive-compulsive disorder and general anxiety disorder. Garber was a university-educated, middle-class woman working a prestigious internship in Toronto. On the inside, though, she felt broken and lost. “I was terrified, I…
Journalism jobs: Dec. 12
2 years ago

Journalism jobs: Dec. 12

Fellowships Are you the next #AtkinsonFellow in Public Policy? February 11, 2019 is the pitch deadline: https://t.co/6fLqWn3JZo #cdnmedia #cdnpoli #journalism pic.twitter.com/xfD5MmI4wk — Atkinson Foundation (@AtkinsonCF) December 10, 2018 New 10-month fellowship opportunity at @walrusmagazine that will focus on developing stories…
When not to publish graphic images
2 years ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability to determine news value. Making principled decisions about what is…
Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?
2 years ago

Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?

The importance of press freedom can never be understated. For Canadian journalists, horrific headlines from across the globe of missing, murdered, or imprisoned reporters are sobering reminders of the privilege that we hold. Because our Constitution protects freedom of the…
Can digital journalism serve readers who can’t get online?
2 years ago

Can digital journalism serve readers who can’t get online?

By  •  News, Work
Chatham Daily News announced it would publish a print edition of its paper one less day a week, along with 10 other Postmedia newspapers, on Nov. 6. Based in the southwestern Ontario municipality of Chatham-Kent, the paper serves a…
A generation of journalists are struggling
2 years ago

A generation of journalists are struggling

Over the last three years, I’ve had some version of this conversation with countless young Canadian journalists. “I’m so anxious right now.” “My work laid off 15 per cent of the staff and I’m really scared I’m next.” “I’m pretty…
Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border
2 years ago

Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. When many of my former colleagues at the Guelph Mercury were laid off in 2009, I got in touch to see whether they…