J-Source Newsletter - The CUP crisis, one year later; In an age of social media, do comments sections still have value?

May 29, 2015, 08:00 ET from J-Source

TORONTO, May 29, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ -

In an age of social media, do comments sections still have value?
In April, Postmedia cut the comments sections of many of its newly acquired Ontario papers, citing trolls and abusive posts from anonymous readers as an ongoing issue. Chantal Braganza reports.

Introducing J-Source Chats, a summer series
Join us for a series of live chats aimed at journalism students and early-career journalists this summer. Dillon Giancola hosts question-and-answer sessions with experts across the country who will provide advice on a broad range of topics on how to improve your skills, grow your portfolio and break into the industry.

The CUP crisis, one year later
A little over a year after nearly shutting down due to financial issues, Canadian University Press is more or less back on its feet—though it treads a little differently than it used to. Chantal Braganza on the changes the student press organization has made over the past 12 months.

College of the North Atlantic's journalism program moving to St. John's
After 30 years of offering diploma programs in rural west Newfoundland and Labrador, the College of the North Atlantic's journalism program is moving across the island to the province's capital in an effort to boost enrolment numbers.

The casual sexism of being a female journalist
"I've been told to deepen my voice for radio. I've had too many sources to count think an interview meant a date later. A male source once kissed my hand." Rachel Ward on how FHRITP is only one example of the insidious, consistent sexism women face in the field.

 

Note to readers: J-Source will be reporting from the Canadian Association of Journalists conference in Halifax from June 4 to 6 and on vacation from June 8 to 16. The next newsletter will be published June 19.

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