Now on J-Source: In-house plagiarism at Toronto Star; PNG wants to reset conversation about Vancover Sun and The Province; What would a national press council look like?

Oct 10, 2013, 18:02 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ -


Intern's response to in-house plagiarism at Toronto Star called "courageous"
Toronto Star summer intern Marc Ellison worked on a data journalism project with a searchable database of banned licence plates. But he used some three-year-old material from Daniel Dale, another Star reporter, without attribution. His blog post explaining his actions has been called "courageous" for his willingness to admit how and why he went wrong.

Pacific Newspaper Group wants to "reset" image for readers and employees
Recently, The Province and the Vancouver Sun have been in the news for the "wrong reasons," says the former's editor-in-chief Wayne Moriarty. In response, Pacific News Group has launched Project Reset to reassure both employees and readers that the two brands are very much here to stay. Associate editor Tamara Baluja reports.

What would a national press council look like?
With Newspapers Canada exploring the idea of establishing a national press council, Eric Mark Do takes a look at the Irish, Swedish and Danish models to see what Canada can learn from these international examples.

Book Review: Guerilla Nation brings to life the challenges faced by the first western journalist reporting from North Vietnam
Michael Maclear is not as well-known as he should be, writes David Common, host of CBC's World Report, in this review of the journalist's latest book, Guerilla Nation. But that's a shame, he says, because Maclear's tales of North Vietnam, as well as his struggles with Canada's public broadcaster, are riveting.

20 years out of j-school: Comparing journalism past and present
Twenty years ago, field notes editor Nicole Blanchett Neheli graduated from Ryerson University's journalism program. News practice has changed remarkably between now and then. Following the 60th anniversary of the journalism school, she looks at the past, present and future of an industry trying to grapple with a rapidly changing media landscape and lots of uncharted territory.



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