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TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ -

FEATURES

Nominations open for the 2012 J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year Award
Once a year we shine a light on journalists who make all of us proud: who demonstrate excellence, integrity and innovation. As editor-in-chief Janice Neil explains, the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award will honour a Canadian individual who has demonstrated innovation or served as an inspiration to working journalists, educators, and/or audiences and the Canadian public. 
Make your nomination today.

Town Hall
The future of community news is in capturing the local
Despite Sun Media shutting down a number of its weekly titles recently, community news experts and editors aren't buying the idea that print is dead. As Ryan Mallough reports, there may be a number of reasons that print revenues are falling, but a focus on local news isn't one of them.
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Town Hall
Why shouldn't newsrooms work with the marketing department?
No journalist would ever suggest that commercial interests should override editorial independence. But as The Canadian Press editor-in-chief Scott White explains, some editorial managers are saying the time has come to reinvent and re-examine everything - including knocking some holes in the metaphorical wall between those who produce content and those who sell it.
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The Business of Journalism
Can niche markets sustain online-only publications? The case in local business news
Oft-lamented is the fact that despite gains in digital ad revenue, a sustainable business model for online news in traditional media has not yet been found. But does this mean the same is true in niche publications? Eric Mark Do reports on Torstar's two new online-only local business news sites that seem to be attempting to follow in the path of one of Canada's rare profitable digital news operations: AllNovaScotia.com.
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People
Grilling the Guest - Laurier LaPierre and the Hot Seat Interview
Laurier LaPierre, who died Monday at the age of 83, was a pioneer in modern television broadcasting. As Cecil Rosner explains, his flamboyant style was designed to engage and provoke, but ultimately to hold powerful people to account.
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J-News
J-Source and ProjetJ transition begins with call for potential new contributors
The Canadian Journalism Project is looking to potential new contributors, a new funding model and new editorial structures beginning at the end of 2013. Belinda Alzner explains what this means for our publication and what roles a transition team is looking to fill as the Project moves into the next phase.
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Students' Lounge
A look inside the Ryerson Review of Journalism's 30th anniversary issue
Stephanie Maris is the editor of the Winter 2013 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism. Here, she talks about what it was like heading the masthead of an esteemed student-published journalism magazine, what we can look forward to in the upcoming issue, and how the RRJ is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
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EVENTS CALENDAR

IN THE NEWS

» Google Journalism Fellowship Applications Now Open
» Global News Online hiring community manager, senior producers and a senior web coordinator
» Laurier LaPierre, former broadcaster and senator, dies at 83
» The role of satire—and CBC's This is That—in a post-humorous world
» 36th annual National Magazine Awards call for entries
» Canadian Geographic acting editor Dan Rubinstein leaving magazine
» Lindsey Wiebe to join Maclean's as associate web editor

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

CJF News: Early-career photojournalists looking to gain national exposure can apply to the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. The winner will get a chance to work at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto. View the criteria, read about the experience from last year's recipient Michelle Siu and view her photos. Deadline is January 7, 2013.

CJF News: Get your early bird tickets for the 16th Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards at the Fairmont Royal York on June 13. Join host Amanda Lang, senior business correspondent for CBC News and co-anchor of The Lang and O'Leary Exchange, in celebrating journalistic excellence. Sponsorship opportunities also available.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation



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