Now on J-Source: Ontario Press Council to hold hearings for Ford stories; Paywalls more prevalent in Canada than in U.S.; No fewer journalists today than 10 years ago: Statistics Canada

Aug 22, 2013, 16:19 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2013 /CNW/ -


Ontario Press Council to hold hearings on Star and Globe stories on Ford family
By Tamara Baluja
The Ontario Press Council will hold two separate hearings in September to investigate complaints that the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail reported on Mayor Rob Ford's family in an irresponsible, unethical manner.

Paywalls are more prevalent in Canada than in U.S. and U.K
By Kelly Toughill
An informal J-Source survey of 95 dailies found that about 80 per cent of newspapers in Canada charge readers for online content or plan to do so very soon. That's twice the rate of paywall adoption in the United States, writes the J-Source Business of Journalism editor.

No fewer journalists today than 10 years ago: Statistics Canada
By Chad Skelton, for the Vancouver Sun
There are just as many journalists working in Canada today as there were a decade ago, according to data from Statistics Canada. Given the difficulties newspapers have been having over the past decade, that journalists are even holding their own seems, frankly, amazing.

The challenges of investigative reporting as a freelancer
By Alison Motluk, for Media magazine
Even though her reporting on egg donors was subsidized, Alison Motluk says she lost money writing her Maisonneuve article. She doesn't regret it -- her piece did win the CAJ's magazine award, after all -- but she says there are many challenges to undertaking investigative reporting as a freelancer.

Opinion: J-schools should innovate by prioritizing research instead of waiting for industry to dictate its needs
As a recent Poynter study suggests, journalists and educators have always disagreed about the value and scope of journalism education. For real innovation, j-schools should look to other academic disciplines, not just the industry, for guidance, writes Maija Saari, the academic chair for the School of Communications, Media and Design at Centennial College.

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