Now on J-Source: CBC denies accepting money from Parks Canada in exchange for positive coverage; Walrus celebrates 10 years; Augmented reality: the latest fad for newspapers?

Sep 26, 2013, 11:08 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW/ -

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CBC denies accepting money from Parks Canada in exchange for positive stories
The CBC says the payments it received from Parks Canada covered the costs of sharing travel and logistical expenses while covering the search for the Franklin Expedition in the Arctic. But at no time, writes editor-in-chief and general manager Jennifer McGuire, did the CBC accept money in exchange for writing positive stories about the federal agency. 

The Walrus celebrates its 10th anniversary
With 10 years under its belt and a readership of 250,000, the magazine is on solid footing. But it wasn't always like that. With the magazine industry struggling, the very fact The Walrus is celebrating its 10th anniversary is a "miracle," says its co-publisher Shelley Ambrose.

Augmented Reality: the latest fad for newspapers or a real innovation?
It is too easy to dismiss AR as just another fad that newspapers are experimenting with to attract new, younger audiences. What is more significant is the leap of faith these newspapers are taking, writes innovation editor Rob Washburn. In the current climate, it takes this kind of innovative spirit and fearlessness to try something new. And that is the key to the future of journalism in Canada.

Book Review: Amanda Lindhout's A House in the Sky came at too high a cost
Stephen Puddicombe, a veteran CBC reporter with 15 years of experience working in conflict zones, says Lindhout's book about her kidnapping in Somalia concerns him. He worries about the future of journalism when we put people on pedestals for being reckless in the field, however well-meaning they are.

Journalists who trespass: Case law is murky on both physical and digital trespass
There is no universal approach to the issue of trespass, which means journalists need to familiarize themselves with the applicable federal, provincial and territorial statutes, and even municipal bylaws on occasion. As law editor Thomas Rose explains, journalists would also be wise to brush up on the idea of digital trespass.



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