Now on J-Source: Back-to-School special edition with advice from recent j-grads and resources for j-profs

Sep 12, 2013, 12:38 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ -


Learn from the experience of recent j-grads 
Chances are other j-students have faced some of the same challenges you'll face. Take their advice and learn from their mistakes. Meagan Gillmore, who just finished up a contract at the Yukon News, looks back at j-school from a real-world vantage point and advises students on how to make the most of their time at school. New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal summer intern Rhiannon Russell shares her insights on nailing a perfect interview and how to succeed in an internship in a new city. Sheridan College grad Lily Martin explains how she made the best of an overseas internship, and fellow alum Justin Grant shares how he converted his internship gig into a job at CBC. Plus: two teaching assistants from Western University offer their top 10 tips for surviving j-school.

What if you don't land a newsroom job? There's still hope 
Worst-case scenario: you finish j-school and can't find a job. But don't despair—there's still hope. Vanessa Santilli speaks with grads who have found successful careers in journalism-related jobs that are outside the newsroom (we promise, it's not only public relations). 

Crowdsourcing your syllabus and other advice for j-profs
As the news world becomes increasingly digital, j-profs are adapting and postsecondary institutions are offering more data journalism courses. Vancouver Sun reporter and Kwantlen Polytechnic instructor Chad Skelton explains how he crowdsourced a syllabus and handouts for his new data journalism course. J-Source has also lined up a list of resources to help you prepare and teach your classes

What you need to know about protecting anonymous sources
In this first installment of a four-part weekly series, J-Source law editor Thomas Rose distills case law on the use of anonymous sources into a pragmatic guide for young journalists

Resources for j-students
J-Source has compiled some great back-to-school resources to help students get back in the groove. Be sure to check out our back-to-school promotion in which you can win a digital recorder from Future Shop  valued at $80.

Highlights of the Ontario Press Council hearings
The Globe and Mail defended its use of anonymous sources for an investigative piece that looked into Mayor Rob Ford's family's alleged drug dealings. The Toronto Star responded to complaints about an article the newspaper ran about a video that allegedly showed Ford smoking crack. J-Source live blogged the hearings.

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

CJF News: Follow our sold-out Sept. 19 J-Talk featuring John Cook, editor-in-chief of Gawker, in conversation with Jeffrey Dvorkin, director of the journalism program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, via the J-Source liveblog or livestream of the event.

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