Now on J-Source: Journalism's branded future; Media coverage of Scarborough shooting; LPIF's elimination

Aug 16, 2012, 15:28 ET from News - Media

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2012 /CNW/ -


The Future of News
The future of journalism is... branded
Brand journalism is becoming increasingly popular and will continue to grow as new journalism business models arise, which means both good and bad news for traditional media. Ira Basen explains what brand journalism is, the arguments behind it and what challenges it creates for traditional journalism.
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Town Hall
The media coverage of Danzig Street shooting: The opinion of a journalist from Scarborough
Last month's Danzig Street shooting in Scarborough, Ont. left two dead, 23 wounded and the media in a frenzy. Reporters flooded the neighbourhood, used social media to track down sources and wrote endlessly about the event. Priya Ramanujam, a journalist and resident of Scarborough finds some media coverage lacked an understanding of the neighbourhood and its residents.
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An inside look: What it's like to tell your story after sex reassignment surgery
Toronto jail guard Andrea Roussnel told her story about working even after her sex reassignment surgery. What was it like telling all to Toronto Star's Peter Edwards? Roussel tells Romayne Smith Fullerton.
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Local programming loses financial support with LPIF's elimination
Local television news shows may be hit hard as funding from the Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF) disappears over the next two years. Angelina Irinici reports why the CRTC feels the fund has served its purpose and what broadcasters think of its elimination.
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Investigative Journalism
Ensuring productive FOI results often requires advance reporting
A seemingly simple Freedom of Information request rocked the Alberta government last week, triggering one firing, another resignation and an internal investigation. CBC's Charles Rusnell, an award-winning investigative reporter and producer, explains how he broke the story.
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In case you missed it on J-Source last week:



» J-Links: More cuts at Postmedia; Canada's TV ownership
» J-Links: Allegations against Marc Steyn for repurposing work; Olympic viewer numbers released
» J-Links: Raffi vs. journos on Twitter; On political journalism
» Writing e-book more lucrative than magazine writing for journalist Paula Todd
» Canadian-born humour writer David Rakoff dies at 47
» J-Links: Jean Charest angry over Radio-Canada report; Political coverage and 'churnalism'
» J-Links: The Star on journalistic ethical breaches; Kai Nagata on Ethical Oil parody video
» J-Links: Media companies against Bell's Astral acquisition; Magazine readership data released
» MEA 2013 Awards call for nominations
» J-Links: On brand journalism; CTV Olympic coverage
» Western University announces 2012-2013 CanWest journalism fellow
» J-Links: Investigative journo hired by corruption inquiry; Age and social media in newsrooms


» Montreal Gazette sees changes in wake of Postmedia cuts
» Ottawa Citizen reporter finds missing man at bus stop
» Michelle Lang Fellowship awarded to Carleton grad Natalie Stechyson
» Journalists sans j-school
» On the intersection of journalism and public relations
» CBC Kitchener-Waterloo broadcast centre has new home


Anyone have any examples of this sort of flawed "we wuz robbed" coverage? Links would be nice.

Reader: Bethany Horne
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