Now on J-Source: Breaking down Bell-Astral deal; David Carr's 'golden age of journalism'; Fighting Jane-and-Finch stereotypes

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ -

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The Business of Journalism
The proposed Bell-Astral deal, its opposition, and what it means for media concentration
What is the status of Bell's proposed acquisition of Astral Media after its week-long CRTC hearing? Steve Faguy breaks it down for us: What the deal is worth, who is opposed and why, and the details of the controversial tangible benefits package that would bring an all-news French-language channel to the media scene.
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Town Hall
David Carr's 'golden age of journalism'
A golden age of journalism? It's not how some would describe newspaper closures, reduced print schedules and job cuts in the thousands. But to David Carr, it makes sense. Rhiannon Russell reports from the CJF J-Talk with The New York Times' media columnist and culture reporter and CBC Radio's Michael Enright.
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Students' Lounge
Crime, coverage and stereotypes: Toronto's Jane and Finch neighbourhood
Is the media's coverage of Jane and Finch disproportionally negative? Eric Mark Do, J-Source's new Students' Lounge editor and Ryerson journalism student, looks at the media's coverage of crime in the Toronto neighbourhood from the perspective of police, community members and groups working in the area.
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Covering Violence and Trauma
Forum Freelance Fund names 2012 bursary winners
Thanks to the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, its partners and the Forum Freelance Fund, four freelance journalists will undergo hazardous environment training in the coming months.
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Students' Lounge
J-Source back-to-school 2012 roundup
Did you miss any of our back-to-school coverage? No worries — Belinda Alzner has rounded up all of the resources J-Source put together for instructors and students this fall to help everyone have a successful school year.
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CJF J-Talk:  Join us for Gutenberg's Last Stand: Reinventing the Modern Newspaper on October 18 as the Toronto Star's Michael Cooke, Metro's Charlotte Empey and The Globe and Mail's John Stackhouse are among the editors who will discuss strategies to save the news business. Moderated by The Canadian Press' Scott White. Registration opening soon.

CJF News - View the full event report for Yes, Genius, the Sky is Falling. So Now What?, the sold-out CJF J-Talk featuring The New York Times' David Carr with CBC's Michael Enright. Read the J-Source liveblog and report; listen to the podcast; and check out the coverage in The Globe and Mail (Q&A and story, GigaOM, and CBC's The Sunday Edition. CPAC will broadcast the event on September 22 at 11:00 a.m. and make the video available for viewing on its website soon.

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