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About Tamara Baluja

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.
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Global News revamps website for multiplatform viewing, launches branded content marketing strategy

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Global News revamped its website Monday with a new user responsive design technology that automatically configures the website to fit on any screen size and resolution. While paywalls are not in the near future, the network will provide more branded and sponsored content as a part of its marketing strategy. 

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Winners announced for Asia Pacific Foundation media fellowships

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Jas Johal of Global News, Tyee freelance reporter Christopher Pollon and National Post freelance writer Ken Mark announced as new media fellows with Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. 

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J-Source liveblogged CJF J-Talk: How Social Media Is Changing Politics And Reporting

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Social media gives politicians more access to reporters. But is the public losing out on the conversation? Do politicians have more or less control of their message? Does it help reporters strengthen their political sources? J-Source covered the two back-to-back panels with politicians and political reporters discussing how social media is changing the way they work in Ottawa.

 

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Maisonneuve editor-in-chief resigning; mag launches new website

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After nearly five years at Montreal-based magazine Maisonneuve, editor-in-chief Drew Nelles is resigning. The magazine published a job posting for Nelles’ job on Friday on its newly redesigned website. 

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Q&A with Tom Gierasimczuk, editor-in-chief of newly revamped BCBusiness

BCBusiness has completely revamped itself from a traditional magazine to online site with the launch of a redesigned print edition in March and new website. The magazine also offers a daily newsletter and will roll out an iPad edition soon. J-Source associate editor Tamara Baluja interviewed editor-in-chief Tom Gierasimczuk about the changes at the magazine and how he hopes it will better serve readers, without breaking the budget.

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Sun News recants linking Vancouver Observer to Tides Canada; second apology in a week

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Sun News Network issued an apology for the second time in a week, this time for calling the Vancouver Observer an "in-house publication of Tides Foundation." Tamara Baluja reports. 

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Recap: SAJA Talk: How are South Asian Stories covered in the Newsroom

It’s 2013. Visible minorities are 50% of the GTA population. What impact has this had in the coverage of stories that fall outside what is considered "the mainstream?" Are the shootings at the Sikh gurdwara in the U.S., Tamil protests in Toronto or the Shafia murders treated like any other story or treated as stories about a specific community? Who does the reporting and does ethnic background make a difference in reporting style? J-Source live blogged the SAJA talk. 

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Newspapers experimenting with ebook content, subscription models

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Canadian newspapers are experimenting with ebook content, price points and word counts. So far, there hasn't been a lot of consensus on what makes the best business and editorial sense, writes Eric Mark Do. This is the second part of a two-part J-Source series on ebooks.

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La Presse to launch free tablet app

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While other newspapers have gone behind paywalls in an effort to make up revenue shortfall, La Presse publisher and president Guy Crevievr said the new tablet subscription will be offered for free. La Presse invested $40-million over three years into this new platform. 

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Too revealing? The controversy over the Globe and Mail’s A1 photo of a figure skater

The Globe and Mail Monday A1 photo, which showed 17-year-old Kaetlyn Osmond lifting her leg in a revealing crotch shot position, sparked outrage amongst readers. J-Source has a round-up of the reaction from journalists and the public.

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