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Canadian Association of Journalists Conference Day 2
8 years ago

Canadian Association of Journalists Conference Day 2

J-Source will live blog the #CAJ14 conference. Today's sessions include a workshop on polling, covering mental health, media court challenges, a keynote speech by Melissa Fung, drone journalism, best practices for FOIs, and Twitter by Steve Ladurantaye. 

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Canadian Association of Journalists conference Day 1
8 years ago

Canadian Association of Journalists conference Day 1

J-Source will live blog the annual CAJ conference. Today's panels include a keynote speech from Shawn Boburg, workshops on ethical journalism in the digital deluge, ethnic media and covering the homeless.

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Ask a Mentor: What are the essential tools for a journalist’s kitbag?

A Toronto student journalist asks what the essential tools are in a journalist’s bag. As Carl Meyer, foreign affairs reporter at Embassy Newspaper, writes, the tools range from must-have gadgets to the attitude and critical thinking you need to bring. 

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John Stackhouse joins C.D. Howe Institute, Munk School
8 years ago

John Stackhouse joins C.D. Howe Institute, Munk School

Former Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse has joined the C.D. Howe Institute, a public policy think tank, and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs as a senior fellow. 

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Social media tips for community newspapers

Journalism is a tough job these days and running a smaller newsroom is among the toughest. Sun Media' digital content director Monique Beech shares her tips for leveraging social media for community newsrooms. 

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5 fundamentals journalists must understand about Twitter
8 years ago

5 fundamentals journalists must understand about Twitter

While Twitter won’t say how many users there are in Canada, those who use it know it’s growing. So here are education editor Melanie Coulson's five fundamentals on Twitter that all journalists should know. 

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5 fundamental things journalists must understand about Facebook
8 years ago

5 fundamental things journalists must understand about Facebook

Facebook isn’t new on the block, but it often doesn't get the respect it deserves. Education editor Melanie Coulson explains why you shouldn’t/can’t still be ignoring Facebook when it comes to connecting with your audience, and what you need to know.

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Live blog: What’s life like after j-school?
8 years ago

Live blog: What’s life like after j-school?

What’s life like after J-School? Adrian Ma, Rana Abdel Latif, and Marit Mitchell, members of Ryerson University's first cohort of Master of Journalism students share what the alumni are up to, how they got to where they are, and their advice on how to make the most of your degree.
 

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Live blog: Becoming a successful freelance journalist

As the news industry continues to shed jobs, freelancing skills have never been more important for prospective journalists. So, what makes a good freelancer? How do you sell your work to different markets, including foreign media? What role does social media play in a freelancer’s career? We get the answers from two freelance journalists: Matt Braga, a former National Post technology reporter, and Andrew Livingstone, a former Toronto Star reporter. Join host Brennan Reid, a Wilfrid Laurier University journalism student, on Thursday, March 27 at 1 p.m. ET for this live chat. Tweet your questions for Braga and Livingstone using #FreelanceChat.

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Journalism program on hold another year at uOttawa

The University of Ottawa won’t welcome a new crop of journalism students this fall as its program remains under review for a second year. Education editor Melanie Coulson reports.

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