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Now on J-Source: Why CBC cancelled Connect; Data journalism tutorials; Reviving print advertising

TORONTO, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ -

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Town Hall
Tonight's disconnect? Cancelling Connect with Mark Kelley
What do you do with your highest rated orginal program when it has an engaged audience and phenomenal growth? Cut it. That's what's happening to CBC's Connect with Mark Kelley. Field Notes editor Nicole Blanchett Neheli finds out why.
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Computer-Assisted Reporting
Video tutorial: Calculating a percentage in a Google spreadsheet
Most journalists aren't known for their math skills, but percentages can help make complex numbers easily digestable for readers. In his second video tutorial on data journalism skills, Fred Vallance-Jones shows us how to use Google Spreadsheets to calculate percentages quickly and easily.
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Magazines
Sportsnet magazine: The print piece of a media empire
In the latest issue of the Ryerson Review of JournalismScaachi Koul takes a look at Sportsnet magazine, its corporate branding, and why parent company Rogers is willing to lose millions on its newest baby.
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Town Hall
Ban billboards, revive print advertising dollars
We've known the financial picture for Canadian journalism has been in decline for a while. But one quick-and-dirty answer that has yet to be considered in Canada comes courtesy of a documentary called This Space Available. Here, Sarah Berman asks: Could a ban on outdoor advertising help revive sluggish print advertising dollars?
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EVENTS CALENDAR

IN THE NEWS

» CBC News Network expands News Now with Vancouver host
» The Globe and Mail asks employees to take unpaid leave
» The Globe and Mail to move behind metered paywall this fall
» Two Ottawa journalists win Michener fellowships
» CBC Hamilton digital service officially launched
» Rare criminal libel charge against Fredericton blogger dropped

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TOWN HALL

Advertorials are a fact of life today. Journalism teachers do a disservice to their students for not training them in efficient advertorial writing. They are an important money-maker for publications of all sizes, in print and online...

Reader: Joe Banks
Article: Is this article trying to sell you something? (Or, the role of advertorials)


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