TORONTO, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ -
Does credibility take a hit when media companies own the teams their
sports journalists cover?
By Ryan Mallough
With the start of baseball season this week, J-Source tackles sports journalism. How do you maintain editorial distance as a sports journalist when the company that writes your paycheque also owns the teams you cover? Is there a danger that coverage will turn into a public relations wing of the sports franchise? And what does this mean for journalistic integrity, independence and credibility?
Journalism Spin: How (somehow) everybody wins with the NADbank figures
By Tamara Baluja
When the NADbank figures were released last month, almost every newspaper had a story of how they're conquering the market one way or another. J-Source takes a look at how journalists may do a little spin when they look at their own in the mirror.
Putting the story ahead of the bylines: A new model of cooperative
journalism at the Toronto Star
By Rob Cribb
What's more important: an exclusive or a great story? In this behind-the-scenes look, the Toronto Star explains how it shared resources with Spanish-language paper El Nuevo Herald to create a better journalism series on underage Cuban sex workers.
Journalist's reporting style not suitable topic for closed-door council
meetings: Ontario Ombudsman
By Alexandra Posadzki
A journalist in the rural community of Clinton, Ont. claims a local councillor tried to have her banned from covering council meetings, a subject the Ontario Ombudsman deemed illegal for an in camera meeting. If the allegation is true, it may constitute an attack on the Charter-guaranteed right to freedom of the press.
IN THE NEWS
- How social media is changing politics and political reporting
- 8 in 10 Canadians read newspapers weekly: NADbank report
- Brazeau says he "played the media" with his April's Fool prank resignation
- Nanaimo Daily News apologizes for running 'racist' letter to the editor
- Tessa Sproule named new CBC director of digital
- City integrity commissioner sides with Rob Ford in dispute against Toronto Star
- Sun Media annouces Portage Daily Graphic will no longer print daily
- J-Source liveblog: "Notes From A Changing China," a talk by Globe And Mail's Mark MacKinnon
- NDP drops price for media to join B.C. leader's election tour
- Ontario's sunshine list: Where is the money in journalism?
- Storify launches new paid model for media outlets
- Yukon News wins five Community Newspaper Awards; Ubyssey leads in campus paper categories
- Long-time Quill and Quire editor Susan Lawrence passes away
- April 4-5: International Workshop on Political Communication
- April 8: Tradigital: Exploring the Expanding Role of Digital Journalism in Traditional Media
- April 11: 2013 Atkinson Lecture: Michelle Shephard
- April 16: NNA Multimedia Finalists Webinar
- April 16: Worldviews Pre-Conference Event: The War on Knowledge?
- April 20: TMH/RTDNA Professional Development Session
J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations.
Tickets will be available soon for our April 24 J-Talk with Tyler Brûlé, editor-in-chief of Monocle and founder and chairman of Winkreative. This event is co-presented with Ryerson University's School of Journalism. More details soon on our J-Talks page.
Tickets will be available soon for 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, arts journalist, moderates. This event is co-presented with BMO Financial Group.
Did you miss last week's J-Talk in Ottawa? Check out our event report for On The Hill, Online and In the Loop: How Social Media is Changing Politics and Reporting.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation