Now on J-Source: OPINION: Freedom to photograph in Canada is under threat; Who's a journalist? P.E.I. human rights case may have some answers; J-Source editor bids farewell

Aug 01, 2013, 17:30 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ -


OPINION: Freedom to photograph in Canada is under threat
By William Kowalski
We need to be reminded that there is no law against public photography in Canada, says PEN Canada writer William Kowalski. No one here can ever be arrested for the simple act of making a picture or film, unless other laws are being broken in the process and police officers who are in uniform and executing their duties in public have no reasonable expectation of privacy, he argues. Kowalski looks at recent incidents that he says illustrates why these points need to be made.

Exclusive sneak peek at CAJ Media magazine's latest awards edition
Media magazine's awards editions are valuable because they represent important historical references in which some of our most gifted and hard-working practitioners explain how they got the story, the obstacles they encountered and tips for journalists attempting to tell similar stories, says editor David McKie. He gave J-Source the right to publish James Bagnall's "story behind The Ottawa Citizen's coverage of the Nortel criminal trial" and McKie wrote an exclusive preview of the other stories readers will find in the latest issue of Media magazine. 

Opportunities missed by Canadian media when newspapers first went online
By David Cadogan
Before Craigslist came along, newspapers had the chance to pool all of their classified ads together in a North American online database. David Cadogan, a retired community newspaper owner and past president of two newspaper associations, argues that the database could have been Kijiji and Amazon rolled into one — if newspapers bought into the opportunity. Cadogan's reflections during those pioneering days are captured in this personal essay.

Who's a journalist? P.E.I. human rights case may have some answers
By Eric Mark Do
A human rights complaint in Prince Edward Island may define who is considered a journalist — or at least who is allowed in the P.E.I. legislative press gallery. 

Janice Neil's farewell to J-Source
By Janice Neil
After five years at J-Source, (three-and-a-half years as editor-in-chief), Janice Neil is turning over the reins to Bruce Gillespie today. Here, Neil reflects on some of the stories we've covered, the debates we've provoked, the ethical challenges we've tangled with, and how we've tried to turn our own mistakes into 'learning opportunities' for you in the community of Canadian journalism. 

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J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations. CJF News: John Cook, Gawker's editor-in-chief, kicks off our J-Talk season on September 19, with a discussion about 'Crackgate,' media ethics, and coverage of Toronto mayor Rob Ford, in conversation with Jeffrey Dvorkin, media ethics commentator and program director of the Journalism program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. More details coming soon on our J-Talks page.

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