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Now on J-Source: RRJ defends its Wentegate-Globe analysis; Penashue accuses CBC and Liberals of being “like family;” Curation site Newsana launches

April 11, 2013

TORONTO, April 11, 2013 /CNW/ -


Ryerson Review defends its Wentegate analysis
By Brittany Devenyi and Rhiannon Russell
When the Ryerson Review was initially writing its cover story on the Margaret Wente plagiarism
scandal, The Globe and Mail‘s publisher Phillip Crawley told the team of student writers that  ”If
the Ryerson Review publishes a piece about the Globe that is balanced and fair, that will be a first.” Taking it as a
challenge, the students say they were acutely aware of the challenges
of writing about one of Canada’s biggest journalism stories of 2012.
You can read their defence of their coverage and the RRJ’s original story on J-Source.

Penashue accuses CBC reporter of treating him “unfairly;” adds CBC and
Liberals are “like family”

By Tamara Baluja
Former Tory Labrador MP Peter Penashue says CBC reporter Peter Cowan
treated him unfairly and accused the CBC of being like “family” with
the Liberals. Cowan stands by his stories, for which he has been
nominated for a CAJ Award. 

Community curation website Newsana launches
By Tamara Baluja
Newsana has drawn many comparisons to the social media site Reddit, but
its co-founder Ben Peterson argues Newsana will be maintain a higher
standard than Reddit and will focus on quality journalism. 

Ethics: How the Nanaimo Daily News should have dealt with the racist
letter to the editor

By Ginny Whitehouse
The Nanimo Daily News publisher may not want that racist letter to the editor to define the
paper’s identity, but it certainly shaped public perception. Making the
newspaper look bad isn’t the real ethical issue: Having an entire
people’s identity marginalized is a much bigger problem. The absence of
a bad intention does not excuse a bad result, writes a journalism
ethics professor.


        --  George Stroumboulopoulos named host of new CNN summer show
        --  Stephanie Nolen to head Globe's new Latin American bureau
        --  Jennifer Pagliaro, Katie May named Goff Penny award winners for young
             Canadian journalists
        --  Postmedia chairman Ron Osborne died
        --  Canadian journalists Ali Velshi, Wab Kinew join Al Jazeera America
        --  Ian Haysom, Bill Good, Ed Mason among recipients of 2013 RTDNA Lifetime
             Achievement Awards


        --  The Lance gets temporary reprieve; must submit new operating plan by
             month's end
        --  What to expect in RRJ's final summer issue
        --  Beyond Borders accepting media award submissions
        --  CTV British Columbia garners 7 wins at RTNDA B.C. Regional Awards; CBC
             Edmonton leads with 6 wins in Prairie Awards
        --  Double Standard for Reporting Rape?
        --  CAJ finalists announced
        --  Jack Webster Foundation names 2013 fellows
        --  Public editor defends Toronto Star's use of anonymous sources for
             reporting on Ford's alleged alcohol abuse
        --  Pondering journalism's future in a digital universe
        --  CBC Hyperlocal project a first for Canada
        --  Peter Mansbridge's advice for young journalist
        --  Live chat: Canadian Press reporters discuss Ralph Klein and media
             coverage of the man
        --  TRADIGITAL Live chat: Exploring the expanding role of digital journalism
             in traditional media
        --  Twitter tips for journalism students from Mark Luckie, Twitter's manager
             of journalism and news


        --  April 16: NNA Multimedia Finalists Webinar
        --  April 16: Worldviews Pre-Conference Event: The War on Knowledge?
        --  April 20: TMH/RTDNA Professional Development Session
        --  CJF J-Talk: Tyler Brûlé
        --  CJF J-Talk: The Walking Dead: Do Traditional Art Critics Have a Future?
        --  April 27: Ontario Newspaper Awards Dinner
        --  All events

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

CJF J-Talks  

April 24: Join Tyler Brûlé, editor-in-chief of Monocle, as he discusses Monocle’s business model, the state of journalism and
the importance of design. This J-Talk in Toronto is presented by The
Canadian Journalism Foundation and Ryerson University’s School of

April 25: Join this 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 Toronto event is presented by The
Canadian Journalism Foundation and BMO Financial Group.

To purchase tickets, visit our J-Talks page.

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Source: PR Newswire