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Now on J-Source: Layoffs coming at Vancouver Sun and The Province; New CBC radio Saskatoon morning show launches; What makes Global’s data desk unique

April 25, 2013

TORONTO, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ -

FEATURES

Layoffs coming at Vancouver Sun and The Province
By Tamara Baluja
In a bluntly worded memo sent to all employees on Wednesday, Pacific
Newspaper Group president and publisher Gordon Fisher said the two
newspapers have seen “alarming and unprecedented revenue declines.” Now
staff at the two newspapers are bracing themselves for impending
layoffs, the details for which have yet to be released. 

Challenges ahead: Saskatoon gets its first local CBC radio morning show
By Ashleigh Mattern
The new radio morning show has been in the works for almost five years,
ever since CBC undertook a country-wide study looking at underserved
markets. But the station will be up against some challenges when it
launches April 29, including the retirement of one of its veteran hosts
Costa Maragos and a market, that some say, is already saturated.

Reporting on terror: CBC’s David Common on covering the Boston bombing
By David Common
David Common was CBC’s lead reporter on the ground in the aftermath of
the Boston Marathon bombing and during the unprecedented search for the
two suspects. He shares his experience working in Boston and following
this breaking story that gripped the world.

Why so many journalists are making the switch from BlackBerry to iPhone
or Android

By Tracey Lindeman
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when BlackBerry ruled
Canadian newsrooms. But with the BlackBerry 10 tanking in reviews and a
limited choice of BlackBerry apps useful for journalism, many newsrooms
are heading on over to the competition.

Global’s data journalism team “a first” in Canada
By Tamara Baluja
While other newsrooms have employed data analysts or conducted one-off
data-led investigations, Global News says its team is unique for having
a dedicated roster of data journalists working full-time on such
investigations. Plus, check out the five free data visualizations tools recommended by Global journalist Patrick Cain. 

IN THE NEWS

        --  J-Source is hiring: Editor-in-Chief
            (part-time)
        --  Globe and Mail offers staff voluntary buyouts
        --  The emergence of the market for data-journalism skills
        --  CAJ Code of Silence - Call for nominations
        --  CBC Kitchener Waterloo Morning Edition goes off air pending CRTC
             approval
        --  Postmedia employees spent $100,000 on U.S. and international roaming
             charges since September
        --  Is the media coverage of York University fair?
        --  Fox News anchor: Canada "not great at the television"
        --  10 things revealed in the Toronto Life profile of Toronto Star
             editor-in-chief Michael Cooke
        --  Canadian Jewish News ceasing publication
        --  Global News Toronto, CBC Radio Toronto each win 3 RTDNA Canada Central
             Regional Awards
        --  A timeline: How CNN got it wrong with the Boston Marathon bombing
             coverage
        --  14 Canadian newsrooms win RTDNA International Regional Murrow Awards
        --  Steve Paikin thanks Twitter followers for catching his mistakes
        --  Live blog: CJF J-Talk with Tyler Brûlé
        --  Live blog: Women in Digital Journalism
        --  7 interesting facts from the Newspaper Canada 2012 Circulation Data
             Report

EVENTS CALENDAR

        --  April 25: CJF J-Talk: The Walking Dead: Do Traditional Art Critics Have
             a Future?
        --  April 25: PWAC: Show me the grant money
        --  April 27: Ontario Newspaper Awards Dinner
        --  May 1-3: INK+BEYOND conference
        --  May 2: CJFE Review Launch Event
        --  May 2: BC: Pre-election Panel
        --  May 3-5: CAJ Conference
        --  May 3: World Press Freedom Day Luncheon
        --  May 11: Atlantic Journalism Awards

All events

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

CJF J-Talk: Join 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, visual arts journalist, moderates. This Toronto event is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation and BMO Financial Group. Purchase your ticket now.  

CJF Awards: Join Jill Abramson, Lisa LaFlamme, Amanda Lang, Michael Maclear and Ken Taylor in celebrating journalistic excellence at the 16th Annual CJF Awards. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables extended until April 30. For
details, visit CJF Awards.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation


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