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OPINION: Closure of community newspapers represents a darker and more serious trend

On the surface, the closure of eight weekly community newspapers is cause for concern for those interested in serving rural Canada; but under further scrutiny, it appears the residents of these areas will continue to get their news from local sources. Yet, digging deeper still unveils a more complex series of questions needing answers. Robert Washburn says these answers may hold the keys to resolving larger issues within the newspaper industry.

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Newsana is looking for community interns for the fall term (unpaid)

Newsana – a leading news/community startup – is looking for two rock star interns to help us redefine the news industry. Newsana is where people come to find the ideas that make the world go around. But, instead of boring…

CBC and Radio-Canada won’t air TV commercial criticizing federal influence on public broadcaster

By  •  Politics

The CBC and Radio-Canada won't air a TV commercial attacking the federal government's influence on the public broadcaster. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, an independent Canadian media watchdog, launched a campaign Monday aiming to "Free the CBC" from what it says will be Conservative control.

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OPINION: Seeing calls for suppression of Rolling Stone cover ‘should make any journalist queasy’

By now the media circus headlined by Rolling Stone’s Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover has decamped for London, trailed by a cloud of intemperate tweets. But before Baby Windsor became the new celeb, everyone, it seems, had an opinion on the magazine’s decision to feature the languorous Tsarnaev, looking startlingly like a rock star. Ryerson magazine journalism professor Lynn Cunningham weighs in.

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Are journalists keeping up with real-time journalism?

Panelists will discuss how they led the charge on educating staff and seeking out those with the latest skills. Guests are Steve Buttry (Digital First Media), Shauna Rempel (Toronto Star) and Teryl Franklin (Wisconsin State Journal).

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Enrolment in journalism programs increasing in a challenging media landscape

By  •  News

Journalism jobs are constantly disappearing — as seen in Sun Media's announcement of 360 job cuts this week — but enrolment in journalism programs is still rising. That's one of the takeways from a Worldviews conference session, where panellists debated the value of journalism schools. 

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Tributes stream in for Gina Mallet

By  •  News, People

Former Toronto Star theatre and National Post restaurant critic Gina Mallet died July 18 at age 75, after being diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Mallet was not afraid to express her opinion and people are remembering the impact she had. 

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Kim Fox joins ScribbleLive as content director for Scribble Market

By  •  News, People

Kim Fox has joined liveblogging platform ScribbleLive as content director for Scribble Market, a digital marketplace for real-time content. She left Newsana after a year as its chief community officer.

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The Lac-Mégantic train disaster: What The Montreal Gazette learned

The Lac-Mégantic derailment was, from the start, clearly a tragedy on a big scale, and the dimensions and complexity of the tragedy only grew with each day. Montreal Gazette managing editor Catherine Wallace gives a first-hand account of how her newsroom handled coverage starting from day one, and shares important lessons from the experience.

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Corporate Knights: the contentious ‘clean capitalism’ fighter
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Corporate Knights: the contentious ‘clean capitalism’ fighter

By  •  News

Before the magazine was launched, one of Canada's largest publishing organizations rejected the idea for Corporate Knights. The magazine has been in business for over a decade now and has faced a great deal of criticism along the way, but the source of most of that criticism is also the driving force behind it. Now, Corporate Knights just walked away with the country's top magazine prize and has a healthy business strategy.

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