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    An open letter about the CAJ

    Former board member Deborah Campbell, one of many supporters of the Canadian Association of Journalists who abandoned it in 2004-2005, explains why she left — and why she thinks the CAJ cannot move forward without addressing its past. “L’Affaire Cameron,…
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    Deadly images

    Conflict photographers explain their thinking behind their iconic shots in “The Shooting War,”  a powerful photographic essay on the Foreign Policy web site.…
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    Broadcasters criticized by gay rights group

    Broadcasters in Quebec and Australia are in hot water for on-air references to the sexual orientation of Olympic figure skaters. In Canada, a gay rights group wants a public apology from French-language broadcaster over comments about figure skater Johnny Weir,…
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    Reports of Lightfoot death greatly exaggerated

    How well did social media and journalism perform when some twit reported that Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot had died? Not so well, says Dale Bass.…
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    Olympic win: not the Globe and Mail’s shining hour

    Should The Globe and Mail tell Canadians what we should think about the Olympics, among other issues, on its front page? Anne McNeilly, former Globe journalist and now journalism professor, thinks not.…
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    Vancouver Olympics one of most challenging ever for journalists

    Intrepid reporters who are willing to risk their pay cheques and their media accreditation to take on the IOC and VANOC are out of luck, writes David Eby.…
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    2010 Olympic freebies: media MUST come clean

    As a longtime journalist, Harvey Oberfeld wants to see the Vancouver Olympics fairly reported and commented upon. So he needs to be assured the media are not on the take.…
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    Olympic cheerleading stains journalists’ credibility

    The Winter Olympic Games are more about marketing and corporations than athletes — and journalists should not become part of all the hype and hoopla, argues Jim Van Horne.…
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    What exactly is responsible journalism?

    With the recent Supreme Court decision to widen the available defences to defamation actions comes added responsibilities. Journalists must now debate what constitutes responsible journalism, writes Cecil Rosner. …
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    Exclusivity of media coverage

    Jody White’s account of being asked to leave Al Gore’s speech, to clear the field for the event’s media partner The Toronto Star, reminded me of two recent related incidents….…