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The Journalism Fund Tracker
21 hours ago

The Journalism Fund Tracker

By  •  News

Nearly two months after Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced $600 million in support for the Canadian journalism industry, little is known about how this funding will be allocated. Even more… Continue Reading The Journalism Fund Tracker

A case study in nondisclosures
1 day ago

A case study in nondisclosures

(Disclosure: I’m the full-time paid publisher of Briarpatch Magazine, a volunteer board member of the Media Co-op, CEO of the currently inactive environmental consulting company Porpoise B Consulting, and freelance… Continue Reading A case study in nondisclosures

Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?
3 days ago

Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?

By  •  Education, Research

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source. That’s according to the Pew Research Centre, which found that one-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via… Continue Reading Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?

Media on the move: Jan. 16
3 days ago

Media on the move: Jan. 16

By  •  News, People

In the early days of 2019, the Canadian Press announced upcoming cuts to its newsroom, eliminating the video desk and French-language radio broadcasts. Eight full-time and several part-time staffers were… Continue Reading Media on the move: Jan. 16

Top takeaways from NASH 2019
1 week ago

Top takeaways from NASH 2019

From Jan. 3 to 6, emerging journalists from across the country came together in Calgary, Alta. for NASH, an annual journalism conference hosted this year by the University of Calgary’s… Continue Reading Top takeaways from NASH 2019

Hello from CBC’s new Ombudsperson
1 week ago

Hello from CBC’s new Ombudsperson

This post was originally published on the CBC’s website on Jan. 7, 2019.

This is my first day as CBC’s new Ombudsperson. I’d like to tell you a bit about… Continue Reading Hello from CBC’s new Ombudsperson

In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution
1 week ago

In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution

Are you a media whore? Or do you worry you might be labeled one by your colleagues – if not to your face, then behind your back?

In the process… Continue Reading In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
1 week ago

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

Media Localism: The Policies of Place. By Christopher Ali. University of Illinois Press – 2017. 272 pages. $25.00.

The challenge of enhancing local media regulation beyond geographic and spatial considerations… Continue Reading Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

The top 10 most-read stories on J-Source in 2018
4 weeks 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… Continue Reading The top 10 most-read stories on J-Source in 2018

Telling stories from all directions
4 weeks 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… Continue Reading Telling stories from all directions