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Q&A with CUP president Sam Brooks

Canadian University Press president Sam Brooks spoke with Eric Mark Do about the student press’ unique editorial voice, the Francophone representation in CUP and why its member papers find themselves facing the same challenges as newspapers across North America.

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We made a list, you checked it twice

We published a list of Twitter accounts we thought would be useful for Canadian journalism students to consider following. Then, we invited your suggestions to make it better. The flood of tweets that followed did help make the list much better, and much longer, but also taught us some difficult lessons about the hazards of making such lists. This Storify, put together by Eric Mark Do, provides a glimpse of what happened on Twitter and good lessons for us all in the challenges of crowdsourcing in the age of digital journalism. Make sure you read through the entire four pages for the full story. 

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Q&A with Toronto Star managing editor Jane Davenport

By  •  People

When Jane Davenport was appointed managing editor of the Toronto Star in June she said it was a bit “daunting.” Now, a few months into the job, she talks with Eric Mark Do about her past experience launching Metro Halifax, the Star’s digital future and what it’s like managing coverage of a mayor who boycotts your newspaper.

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Inside the student newsroom at ONA 2012

While journalists from around the world descended on San Francisco a few weeks ago to discuss the challenges facing journalism at the Online News Association’s annual conference, student journalists covered the event from the ONA’s Student Newsroom. Kelsey Rolfe — the lone Canadian student —shares her experience, describes the tools she used to get the stories, and talks about the most important lessons she learned.

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The j-students’ guide to using Twitter well

The Online Education Database recently published 100 Indispensable Twitter Tips for Journalism Students. As it states, "there's no avoiding Twitter when it comes to modern journalism," and this list helps j-students use Twitter right. 

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Court reporting has advanced. The courts themselves? Not so much

By  •  Law

Reporters now have any variety of new technology at their fingertips when reporting from the courts, but when it comes to court process itself, they find themselves fighting the same old battles for exhibits, seats and access to lawyers and judges. Eric Mark Do reports from a panel discussion on court reporting held at Ryerson University.

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OpenFile suspends publication to prepare for upcoming changes

By  •  News

OpenFile announced that it has temporarily suspended publication of its six city editions, leaving questions about the future of the news organization and its editors, curators and reporters. Eric Mark Do explains what has happened, OpenFile’s business model and hints at some changes that are to come for the online news start-up. 

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Accounts j-students should be following on Twitter

  So you’re in j-school and the professors are telling you to make a Twitter account. You may or may not already use Twitter, but now it’s time to have a professional account for journalism. Start with the 100 Twitter

Crime, coverage and stereotypes: Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood

Is the media's coverage of Jane and Finch disproportionally negative? Eric Mark Do, J-Source's new Students' Lounge editor and Ryerson Journalism student, looks at the media's coverage of crime in the Toronto neighbourhood from the eyes of police, community members and groups working in the area. 

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