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How social media is changing politics and political reporting

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What’s the appropriate level of snark in a tweet? And should you use Twitter as source material? These were just some of the questions up for discussion at two panels last week in Ottawa.

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Brazeau says he “played the media” with his April’s Fool prank resignation

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Conservative senator Patrick Brazeau claimed to have “played the media” for his April Fool's Day prank in which he announced his resignation over Twitter.

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NDP drops price for media to join B.C. leader’s election tour

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The NDP have dropped their price from the $5,000 to $1,500 for journalists accompanying party leader Adrian Dix during the B.C. election campaign.

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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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When journalists are appointed to government

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Is the principle of independent journalism diminished when a journalist is appointed to the Senate? 

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White House press corps challenges familiar to Canadian journalists

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The Obama administration’s lack of availability to White House correspondents is similar to the issues faced by Canadian journalists covering Parliament Hill at times. 

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Idle No More and APTN

If the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network wasn't already on your radar, it likely is now. The small network has been on the Idle No More protest story since it began on Dec. 10.

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Canadian journalists, BlackBerrys and the crisis in political reporting: an interview with Christopher Waddell

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How Canadians Communicate IV: Media and Politics, edited by David Taras and Christopher Waddell, assembles essays focused on the various forms of political communication in Canada.  In this interview with Lisa Lynch, Waddell explains the book’s conclusions about the state of political reporting in Canada.

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Jean Charest vs. Radio-Canada over story on surveillance of former head of construction union

 

If Québec Premier Jean Charest was hoping an election campaign would distract from the Charbonneau Commission that is looking into allegations of corruption in Québec’s construction industry, he was mistaken, as the media showed him this week.

 

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