Now on J-Source: How the CBC can move forward; Student ethics codes; Profile of The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik

Apr 12, 2012, 11:54 ET from News - Media

TORONTO, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -


Town Hall
A public broadcaster at a crossroads: CBC moving forward
It's been a tumultuous week for the CBC — 650 jobs will be lost, services and programming will be cut, RCI will be no more save for the web. But as Belinda Alzner reports, this isn't a first for the public broadcaster. It's time for CBC to deal with the cuts it faces, and there is no shortage of ideas to help it do so.
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Students' Lounge
A journalist is a journalist, student or not: Why j-students have ethics codes too
The job of a journalism school includes providing its students with a solid journalistic ethical foundation. Rhiannon Russell compares the student ethics codes of institutions across the country—from UBC all the way to King's—and with explanation from directors and professors at some of Canada's most well-known journalism schools, lays out why, when it comes down to it, the rules of the game are the same for everyone, student or not.
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Classic Gopnik
In the latest issue of the Ryerson Review of JournalismMatthew Braga profiles Adam Gopnik and explains why The New Yorker essayist aspires to be the "rococo, Jewish, city-bound, Canadian E.B. White."
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Investigative Journalism
Mike Wallace's impact on Canadian journalism
Mike Wallace's death at the age of 93 has led many to assess his impact on American journalism. But as Cecil Rosner explains, his interviewing style also influenced the course of Canadian investigative journalism, particularly the television variety.
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Journalism Strategies Conference, Montreal, QC: April 19-21
A national discussion on journalism policy is needed now for two reasons: The Bell purchase of Astral, and the recently announced cuts  to the CBC. As Christine Crowther, lead coordinator of the Journalism Strategies Conference explains, media concentration and cuts to public broadcasting are not new. That's precisely the problem. Both are well-known and much-discussed by those who worry about journalism's ability to help Canadians be effective citizens.
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A return to radio advertising on CBC is long overdue. CBC has a large listener base in many cities, and sponsorship advertising, as with PBS in the U.S., would be something that many companies and organizations would like to participate in. CBC can use the revenue and taxpayers do not have to subsidize the CBC to the same degree. This will not affect journalistic integrity or independence and help ensure the long-term viability of CBC, which is a valuable part of the media landscape in Canada.

Reader: Frank Bucholtz
Article: CBC/Radio-Canada: Return of ads to radio?

CJF News: The Canadian Journalism Foundation announces The Globe and Mail's Tamara Baluja as the Greg Clark Award winner.

CJF Forum: Join us on April 19 for We're all journalists now...a CJF Forum on Participatory Journalism featuring The Agenda's Dan Dunsky,'s Andrew Lundy, The Globe and Mail's Jennifer MacMillan and CBC News' Rachel Nixon. OpenFile's Wilf Dinnick moderates. Register now.

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