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TORONTO, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ -

FEATURES

Education
New journalism program launched in Ontario
With the launch of Trent University and Loyalist College's new joint degree journalism program comes the inevitable question: In the current economic environment and difficult job market, does Canada need another j-school? In talking to people behind the new program as well as experts and those who have recently launched programs of their own, Angelini Irinici takes a look at the timing and the value of the new Trent-Loyalist program.
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Ethics
The ethics of gender sensitivity
When Toronto Star reporter Peter Edwards profiled a jail guard who underwent sex reassignment surgery, Edwards struggled with more than just which pronoun to use. In this week's column, he offers a first-person account of the issues behind the copy.
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Managing Journalists
An ear to the GroundWire: citizen journalism for community news
The rise of the "citizen journalist" may be heralded as democratic, engaging, educational, and authentic. Alternatively, it might be criticized for its diminished professional standards, unsustainable growth or lack of oversight. Jacky Tunistra explains how GroundWire, a national community radio program, harnesses the idea of the citizen journalist in a way that creates meaningful and engaging stories.
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Town Hall
"What is journalism?" A live discussion with CAJ report author Patrick Brethour
The criteria that the latest CAJ report lays out are just a jumping off point; the report's authors want it to serve as part of the conversation about the role our profession plays in a rapidly-evolving media environment. Read the transcript of last week's discussion with CAJ report author and The Globe and Mail B.C. bureau chief Patrick Brethour and add your own thoughts on the report in the comment section on our website.
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» ProjetJ welcomes new editor-in-chief
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TOWN HALL

During the live chat, there were a number of questions we were not able to address due to time constraints. I'd like to post them here, in an effort to continue the conversation. Please add to it as you see fit. ...
Reader: Belinda Alzner
Article: "What is journalism?" A live discussion with Patrick Brethour

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

CJF Forums: Our next season of forums begins in the fall. David Carr, media columnist and cultural reporter for The New York Times, speaks on September 13. Details to come.

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