Now on J-Source: OpenFile suspends publication; Courts' technology lagging; Role of social media editors

Oct 03, 2012, 17:39 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ -


OpenFile suspends publication to prepare for upcoming changes
OpenFile announced it has temporarily suspended publication of its six city editions, leaving questions about the future of the news organization and its editors, curators and reporters. Eric Mark Do explains what happened, OpenFile's business model and hints at changes to come for the online news start-up.
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Social media editors in Canadian newsrooms describe integration, unique challenges
What is the role of a social media editor inside a news organization? New research by University of King's College online journalism professor Tim Currie sheds some light on the level of integration that Canadian social media editors have in their respective newsrooms, the unique challenges that face them and how they position themselves with their audiences.
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Court reporting has advanced. The courts themselves? Not so much
Reporters now have any variety of new technologies at their fingertips when reporting from the courts, but when it comes to the court process itself, they find themselves fighting the same old battles for exhibits, seats and access to lawyers and judges. Eric Mark Do reports from a panel discussion on court reporting held at Ryerson University.
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Students' Lounge
In media we trust
When the police want your photographs, should you comply? Jared Gnam looks at the ethical and legal issues surrounding a recent court order that saw six news organizations hand over their photographs and video to police to aid in the investigation of the 2011 Vancouver riot for the Langara Journalism Review.
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Wentegate: A roundup of the coverage and commentary
We've continued to follow the Margaret Wente plagiarism story and have updated our roundup accordingly. You can find the latest coverage as compiled by Belinda Alzner here.
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"If Wente had been an intern, that would have been the end of her career. Newsrooms are sending a strong message to young reporters. Stay in the same job for long enough and you can get away with anything."

Reader: Maria Assaf
Article: Plagiarism is only as wrong as we make it

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