Now on J-Source: Back-to-School special edition with advice from recent j-grads and resources for j-profs
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ -
Learn from the experience of recent j-grads
Chances are other j-students have faced some of the same challenges you'll face. Take their advice and learn from their mistakes. Meagan Gillmore, who just finished up a contract at the Yukon News, looks back at j-school from a real-world vantage point and advises students on how to make the most of their time at school. New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal summer intern Rhiannon Russell shares her insights on nailing a perfect interview and how to succeed in an internship in a new city. Sheridan College grad Lily Martin explains how she made the best of an overseas internship, and fellow alum Justin Grant shares how he converted his internship gig into a job at CBC. Plus: two teaching assistants from Western University offer their top 10 tips for surviving j-school.
What if you don't land a newsroom job? There's still hope
Worst-case scenario: you finish j-school and can't find a job. But don't despair—there's still hope. Vanessa Santilli speaks with grads who have found successful careers in journalism-related jobs that are outside the newsroom (we promise, it's not only public relations).
Crowdsourcing your syllabus and other advice for j-profs
As the news world becomes increasingly digital, j-profs are adapting and postsecondary institutions are offering more data journalism courses. Vancouver Sun reporter and Kwantlen Polytechnic instructor Chad Skelton explains how he crowdsourced a syllabus and handouts for his new data journalism course. J-Source has also lined up a list of resources to help you prepare and teach your classes.
What you need to know about protecting anonymous sources
In this first installment of a four-part weekly series, J-Source law editor Thomas Rose distills case law on the use of anonymous sources into a pragmatic guide for young journalists.
Resources for j-students
J-Source has compiled some great back-to-school resources to help students get back in the groove. Be sure to check out our back-to-school promotion in which you can win a digital recorder from Future Shop valued at $80.
Highlights of the Ontario Press Council hearings
The Globe and Mail defended its use of anonymous sources for an investigative piece that looked into Mayor Rob Ford's family's alleged drug dealings. The Toronto Star responded to complaints about an article the newspaper ran about a video that allegedly showed Ford smoking crack. J-Source live blogged the hearings.
IN THE NEWS
- NDP buys front page of Halifax paper, much tut-tutting ensues
- Postmedia puts B.C. printing facility and Calgary Herald building up for sale
- "Gypsies" reference on Ezra Levant's show violated broadcasters' code
- Loyalist-Trent journalism program unveils its massive new newsroom
- JHR study shows aboriginal issues get less than 1 per cent of Ontario media coverage
- New award honours writer and historian Michael Fellman
- Participants sought for national survey of Canadian journalists working in digital age
- Haley Cullingham named Maisonneuve's new editor-in-chief
- Carl Bernstein to speak at international investigative journalism conference in Winnipeg
- Former Toronto Sun editor-in-chief James Wallace joins Postmedia
- Yukon News sold to Black Press
- Global National's Sean Mallen returns to Toronto desk; Stuart Greer appoin nb ted new Europe bureau chief
- The Chronicle Herald launches paywall
- Toronto Star reduces page width by 5 per cent
- Five take buyouts at Montreal's The Gazette; executive editor Raymond Brassard retires
- Ontario Press Council: Why we hold media to account
- Should journalists refuse emailed statements as substitute interviews with politicians?
- Live Blog: Political Reporting In Real-Time
- Anatomy of a social media policy
- CBC's new parliamentary bureau chief Rob Russo explains what you can expect from him and his team
- Globe public editor: Reader's complaint on Ford story headed to Press Council
- Globe public editor: A reader reminds us of the importance of attribution
- Star public editor: If Star misspells your name, we will correct
- Ontario Press Council: Why we hold media to account
- Busting the myths: How it really works between the press and the PMO
- Sept. 12: ONA Yeg Launch Party
- Sept. 14: AMPA PitchFest
- Sept. 16: ON: Reporting Without a Parachute
- Sept. 19: NS: Reporting Without a Parachute
- Sept. 19: CJF J-Talk with Gawker's John Cook
- Sept. 20-22: Fall ARCUP 2013
- Sept. 20: Chris Hedges
- Sept. 20: Lasantha Event Fundraising Dinner
- Sept. 23: BC: Reporting Without a Parachute
- Sept. 24: SK: Reporting Without a Parachute
- Sept. 26: Maggie Awards
- Sept. 26: Next-Level Social Media for Magazines
- Sept. 26: Social Media for Freelance Writers and Communicators
- Sept. 26: jhr Night for Rights Gala
- Sept. 27: Ethical Journalism: The Rob Ford Case at the Empire Club
- All events
J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of the Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations.
CJF News: Follow our sold-out Sept. 19 J-Talk featuring John Cook, editor-in-chief of Gawker, in conversation with Jeffrey Dvorkin, director of the journalism program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, via the J-Source liveblog or livestream of the event.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation