Now on J-Source: Q&A with Barrie Advance editor on "outing" PMO; J-Source names new editor-in-chief; How the Canadian media missed the real Northern Gateway story

Jun 20, 2013, 17:47 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ -


Q&A with Barrie Advance editor on deciding to publish PMO-Trudeau leak
By Eric Mark Do
Journalists usually know that when they get a brown envelope with a big scoop, the source remains a secret. But the identity of who leaked information to the Barrie Advance was too explosive. The newspaper named the source - the PMO - and suddenly found themselves in the centre of a debate on journalists and government sources. Its editor says the fact that the Barrie Advance is making news for "doing the right thing" indicates there's a bigger problem.

Postmedia and Ottawa Citizen stories on "Robocalls" win Michener Award
Canada's top journalism prize was awarded to Postmedia News and the Ottawa Citizen for what the Michener award jury said has had a resounding impact by shedding light on "how technology can subvert our most fundamental democratic value: the right to vote in a fairly run election."

J-Source names new editor-in-chief
Bruce Gillespie, a magazine journalist and journalism professor will become the next editor of J-Source effective August 1, 2013. Gillespie is a tenure-track assistant professor in the journalism program at Wilfrid Laurier University and was previously the editor-in-chief of

Attention journalists: Federal government makes data site more searchable
By Fred Vallance-Jones
The federal government is poised to roll out an upgraded version of its open data site. It's one of a growing number of open data sites, and journalists willing to take the time to dig into these storehouses will find a great deal of material to help find and report stories, and to build data visualizations that can drive traffic on news websites.

Opinion: How the Canadian media missed the real Northern Gateway story
By Robin Rowland
As the final round of the Joint Review Panel hearings into Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project began this week, one local journalist examines the problems of how the issue is covered. News organizations assigning coverage to business and political reporters already create a bias and fail to address important environmental concerns, argues Robin Rowland. He says simply "balancing" Enbridge's stance on the project against the views of activists and First Nations members does not adequately explain the debate.

Top ten myths about obituary writing
By Sandra Martin
You may have heard that obituaries are about life and not death, but that's far from the "final word" on obit writing. Some people call it the "dead beat," but it's arguably more alive than ever. Sandra Martin, senior features writer at The Globe and Mail, dispels the top ten myths of obituary writing.



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