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Now on J-Source: Everybody (somehow) wins with NADbank; maintaining credibility as a sports journalist; a new model of cooperative journalism

April 4, 2013

TORONTO, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ -


Does credibility take a hit when media companies own the teams their
sports journalists cover?

By Ryan Mallough
With the start of baseball season this week, J-Source tackles sports
journalism. How do you maintain editorial distance as a sports
journalist when the company that writes your paycheque also owns the
teams you cover? Is there a danger that coverage will turn into a
public relations wing of the sports franchise? And what does this mean
for journalistic integrity, independence and credibility?

Journalism Spin: How (somehow) everybody wins with the NADbank figures
By Tamara Baluja
When the NADbank figures were released last month, almost every
newspaper had a story of how they’re conquering the market one way or
another. J-Source takes a look at how journalists may do a little spin
when they look at their own in the mirror.

Putting the story ahead of the bylines: A new model of cooperative
journalism at the Toronto Star

By Rob Cribb
What’s more important: an exclusive or a great story? In this
behind-the-scenes look, the Toronto Star explains how it shared resources with Spanish-language paper El Nuevo Herald to create a better journalism series on underage Cuban sex workers.

Journalist’s reporting style not suitable topic for closed-door council
meetings: Ontario Ombudsman

By Alexandra Posadzki
A journalist in the rural community of Clinton, Ont. claims a local
councillor tried to have her banned from covering council meetings, a
subject the Ontario Ombudsman deemed illegal for an in camera meeting.
If the allegation is true, it may constitute an attack on the
Charter-guaranteed right to freedom of the press. 


        --  How social media is changing politics and political reporting
        --  8 in 10 Canadians read newspapers weekly: NADbank report
        --  Brazeau says he "played the media" with his April's Fool prank
        --  Nanaimo Daily News apologizes for running 'racist' letter to the editor
        --  Tessa Sproule named new CBC director of digital
        --  City integrity commissioner sides with Rob Ford in dispute against
             Toronto Star
        --  Sun Media annouces Portage Daily Graphic will no longer print daily
        --  J-Source liveblog: "Notes From A Changing China," a talk by Globe And
             Mail's Mark MacKinnon
        --  NDP drops price for media to join B.C. leader's election tour
        --  Ontario's sunshine list: Where is the money in journalism?
        --  Storify launches new paid model for media outlets
        --  Yukon News wins five Community Newspaper Awards; Ubyssey leads in campus
             paper categories
        --  Long-time Quill and Quire editor Susan Lawrence passes away


        --  April 4-5: International Workshop on Political Communication
        --  April 8: Tradigital: Exploring the Expanding Role of Digital Journalism
             in Traditional Media
        --  April 11: 2013 Atkinson Lecture: Michelle Shephard
        --  April 16: NNA Multimedia Finalists Webinar
        --  April 16: Worldviews Pre-Conference Event: The War on Knowledge?
        --  April 20: TMH/RTDNA Professional Development Session

All events

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


CJF J-Talks

Tickets will be available soon for our April 24 J-Talk with Tyler Brûlé, editor-in-chief of Monocle and founder and chairman of Winkreative. This event is co-presented
with Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. More details soon on our J-Talks page.

Tickets will be available soon for our April 25 J-Talk The Walking Dead: Do Traditional Art Critics Have a Future? with The New York Times’s Ben Brantley, The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl and The National Post’s Robert Cushman. Sara Angel, arts journalist, moderates. This event is co-presented with BMO Financial Group.

Did you miss last week’s J-Talk in Ottawa? Check out our event report for On The Hill, Online and In the Loop: How Social Media is Changing
Politics and Reporting.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

Source: PR Newswire