Now on J-Source: 101+ Twitter accounts for j-students; Inside the ONA student newsroom; Q&A with Jane Davenport

Oct 11, 2012, 14:53 ET from News - Media

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ -


Town Hall
We made a list, you checked it twice
We published a list of Twitter accounts we thought would be useful for Canadian journalism students to consider following. Then, we invited your suggestions to make it better. The flood of tweets that followed did help make the list much better, and much longer, but also taught us some difficult lessons about the hazards of making such lists. This Storify, put together by Eric Mark Do, provides a glimpse of what happened on Twitter and good lessons for us all in the challenges of crowdsourcing in the age of digital journalism. Make sure you read through the entire four pages for the full story.
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Resource Centre
Who do you need to follow? 101+ Canadian Twitter accounts
From jobs to resources to up-to-the-minute reporting from a wide range of beats, these 101+ Canadian Twitter accounts will give journalism students a good starting point of who to follow. Inspired by's recent list of accounts for j-students to follow, Belinda Alzner and Mary McGuire have curated this list - with the help of your suggestions. (With a bonus 20+ accounts from outside Canada that j-students should check out.)
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Q&A with Toronto Star managing editor Jane Davenport
When Jane Davenport was appointed managing editor of the Toronto Star in June she said it was a bit "daunting." Now, a few months into the job, she talks with Eric Mark Do about her past experience launching Metro Halifax, the Star's digital future and what it's like managing coverage of a mayor who boycotts your newspaper.
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Students' Lounge
Inside the student newsroom at ONA 2012
While journalists from around the world descended on San Francisco a few weeks ago to discuss the challenges facing journalism at the Online News Association's annual conference, student journalists covered the event from the ONA's Student Newsroom. Kelsey Rolfe — the lone Canadian student —shares her experience, describes the tools she used to get the stories, and talks about the most important lessons she learned.
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Students' Lounge
Sponsored by…
Media sponsorships can earn money and raise a news organization's brand profile. But do they compromise the news? Anne Watson tackles this question in the latest issue of the Langara Journalism Review.
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"The unfortunate thing about this list is that it reflects the bias that is dominating Canadian journalism, with hardly anyone west of the Ontario border included and the vast majority coming from major media. Journalism is committed in some of the other provinces, including out here in B.C., and there are some pretty awesome people writing about it in social media beyond those in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal"

Reader: Dale Bass
Article: Who do you need to follow? 101+ Canadian Twitter accounts

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