Watson joins the team Sept. 21, when J-Source resumes publishing after a summer holiday.

By Bruce Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief

[[{“fid”:”4695″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:””},”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:399,”width”:399,”style”:”width: 250px; height: 250px; float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;”,”class”:”media-element file-default”}}]]I’m pleased to announce that H.G. (Hayley) Watson will become J-Source’s new associate editor.

For the past year, Watson has been a news reporter at Daily Xtra, where she broke a number of LGBT-related news stories Canada, including the story of an Ottawa elementary school that blocked two Grade 6 students from doing a project on gay rights.

Previously, she was the labour beat reporter for rabble.ca, and some of her stories from that time were republished on J-Source, such as this piece from February about a group of freelancers fighting a full copyright claim by a non-profit media company.

Watson was also the founding editor-in-chief of the Cord Community Edition, in Waterloo, Ont., where she led a team of volunteers to produce the monthly independent newspaper for two years.

Watson’s first day on the job will be Sept. 21, when J-Source resumes regular publishing after a summer holiday