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Now on J-Source: How Toronto Star covered McGuinty; Students' HRMVotes success; Ira Glass in Toronto

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ -

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Field Notes
Prorogation + Resignation = Consternation: How the Toronto Star handled McGuinty's bombshell
Dalton McGuinty's surprise resignation and prorogation of the Ontario legislature left newsrooms nationwide scrambling. So how did the Toronto Star manage to pull together six comprehensive pages of coverage in a matter of hours? The Star's news editor, Jonathan P. Kuehlein, shares the story with J-Source.
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Students' Lounge
Students among leaders in coverage of Halifax municipal election
What happens when two journalism programs team up in an election year? In the case of HRMVotes.ca, as Eric Mark Do found out, the result was student coverage of a municipal election that arguably rivalled some established media in terms of reach and impact.
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Town Hall
The case for local publishers in local newspapers
In light of the news that Sun Media laid off five regional publishers in Ontario, replacing them with advertising managers, Steve Ladurantaye turned to his former publisher to ask: What role do local publishers play in newspapers?
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People
Ira Glass on the allure of radio and the search for 'the universal something'
Ira Glass's radio storytelling techniques challenge a news media world that is full of dark stories. Rhiannon Russell writes about putting a face to the famous voice of This American Life at Toronto's Massey Hall.
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Ideas
How they got the story: Steve Buist on The Spec's BORN: A Code Red Project
For the second year in a row, The Hamilton Spectator used statistics to show the relationship between income and health. This time, their focus was specifically on pregnancy and births in Ontario. In this teaser for the upcoming issue of CAJ's Media magazine, Steve Buist tells how he and Teri Pecoskie reported their groundbreaking series.
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IN THE NEWS

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» Applications for The Globe and Mail's summer job program due Nov. 5
» J-Links: CBC to cut spending; More Postmedia paywalls coming

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