Now on J-Source: More changes at Postmedia; Freelancers self-plagiarizing; Global journos in Liberia
TORONTO, July 11, 2012 /CNW/ -
FEATURES J-News Postmedia continues to pivot amid another quarter of losses More changes are ahead for Postmedia newspapers as the company looks to reinvent itself. With the company reporting another quarter of losses yesterday, Belinda Alzner explains what is to come, the company's digital first agenda and how last month's restructuring fits in to the bigger picture. Link to article The Business of Journalism The grey area of freelancers reusing their own work The scandal over Jonah Lehrer's self-plagiarism at The New Yorker has subsided but the controversy highlighted growing pressure on writers to write more for less pay in a content-hungry online media industry. Jeff Fraser explains who this hurts and where the blame should lie. Link to article Field Notes Global journalists mentor media in Liberia Think your working conditions are tough? Laurel Clark, a journalist with Global Edmonton, recently returned from Monrovia, Liberia, where she and a Global colleague were mentoring Liberian journalists at a local television station. Somewhere between admiring the Liberian journalists' dedication and lamenting their lack of funding, Clark found a new appreciation for practicing journalism in Canada. Link to article Town Hall From free brunch to naked men: What I learned about sports reporting Steve Ladurantaye has covered a lot of stories--from flakey TV stars to competition in the real estate industry. But this was his first time covering a sporting event. Here is what he learned while covering last weekend's Toronto Argonauts game. Link to article Ideas Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the federal Access to Information Act On the 30th anniversary of Access to Information, David McKie sees reason for positivity: If we're capable of doing stories with a weak law that gives the government too many ways to withhold information, and the information commissioner too few powers to force institutions to hand over records, then think of the stories we could do with an even stronger law. Link to article In case you missed it on J-Source last week: -- Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro blames reporters for election spending controversy -- Teachapalooza: Applying innovation to journalism curricula -- CUTV: A media player in the Montreal student movement -- Posting, tweeting and linking to copyrighted material is okay says Federal Court
EVENTS CALENDAR -- July 19: Drilling Deep Investigative Reporting Workshop, ON All events IN THE NEWS » J-Links: Bell's first move in Astral Media deal; A journo's horseback trek » J-Links: CJFE recognizes Danny Henry; Canada's 'The Newsroom' » J-Links: A journo on self-plagiarizing; Sun News Network's dependability » More Toronto Star tracing paper-like wrap ads to come: memo » J-Links: Former Radio-Canada reporter to run for PQ; Cartoonists on Q » Fiona Conway joins CBC News as executive director of programming » J-Links: Police return images; Reaction to citizen journalism » Prince Edward Island's The Guardian turns 125 » J-Links: How should journos cover Africa?; Scientists discover new sub-atomic particle » J-Links: Journos named to Order of Canada; AP intern found dead in Mexico » Court ruling about sharing online should eliminate fears that linking raises legal risks » J-Links: Cartoon pulled after alleged pressure; CBC/Radio-Canada's new Chairperson RECENT POSTS » To the aspiring young journalists who ask: 'why j-school?' » Paying journalists' pensions the latest hurdle for newspapers: Carr » Book Review: "Out of the Blue" » Canadian freelancers to benefit from safety training link » Laurier Brantford hiring for two teaching positions » EvidenceNetwork.ca is looking for a health policy journalism intern » Another female journalist sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square
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