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Now on J-Source: OpenFile update; Who can tweet in Ontario courts?; Q&A with Steve Ladurantaye, media reporter

February 14, 2013

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ -

FEATURES

OpenFile audit complete, contributors’ payments to be resolved within
weeks: Dinnick

By Belinda Alzner
In the wake of an unofficial tally on David Topping’s blog of what
OpenFile contributors are owed, CEO Wilf Dinnick says the freelancers’
wait should be in its final few weeks.

Journalists can now tweet from Ontario courtrooms–but what does that
mean, exactly?

By Thomas Rose
Ontario may be the latest province to allow the use of electronic
devices in its courtrooms, but it is not necessarily a privilege
enjoyed by all. Our new Law editor introduces himself and describes the
complexities in the Superior Court’s decision that allows
journalists–but not the public–to tweet court proceedings.

Steve Ladurantaye on the media beat
By Eric Mark Do
Steve Ladurantaye has a rare job in Canada: He’s a media reporter. Here, The Globe and Mail journalist talks about why the media beat matters, why paywalls are the
thing to watch in 2013 and how advertorials may affect journalists’ and
news organizations’ credibility.

Why Jonah Lehrer needs rules
By Belinda Alzner
Jonah Lehrer apologized for his plagiarism and journalistic
transgressions and described what steps he would take to avoid making
the same mistakes during a speech–for which he was paid a $20,000
honorarium–at the Knight Foundation’s Media Learning Seminar on
Tuesday. 

In case you missed it: The J-Source Newsperson of the Year Shortlist
Innovators, political shakers, and agenda-setters: We’ve gone from 28
nominees to five. Check out the shortlisted candidates for the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year Award.

IN THE NEWS

        --  Toronto weekly The Grid named one of the best-designed newspapers in the
             world
        --  Time to abolish outdated defamatory libel offence
        --  Galit Rodan wins 2013 Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award
        --  The Canadian Journalism Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award
             applications open
        --  RTDNF scholarship applications open
        --  CTV's Roger Smith announces retirement

EVENTS CALENDAR

        --  Feb. 23: The Supreme Challenge: Covering the Country's Top Court, ON
        --  Feb. 28: CJF J-Talk: Save the Date, ON
        --  Mar. 6: CFP: NOW Talks with Sally Armstrong, ON
        --  Mar. 7: The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power -- Andrew Chadwick,
             ON
        --  Mar. 7-8: CFP:
            [Re]Visions: Protest and Resistance, ON

J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations.

CJF News:  Join us for our J-Talk The Twitter Effect: Is Journalism Still Able to Get it Right? on February 28 with NPR’s Andy Carvin, CBC’s Esther Enkin and GigaOM’s Mathew Ingram. Toronto Star‘s Kathy English moderates.

CJF Award: Are you a news organization that fosters creativity, innovation and
risk-taking? Apply now for the CJF Excellence in Journalism Award. Deadline for submissions is February 28.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation


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