Now on J-Source: RRJ defends its Wentegate-Globe analysis; Penashue accuses CBC and Liberals of being "like family;" Curation site Newsana launches

Apr 11, 2013, 15:20 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, April 11, 2013 /CNW/ -


Ryerson Review defends its Wentegate analysis
By Brittany Devenyi and Rhiannon Russell
When the Ryerson Review was initially writing its cover story on the Margaret Wente plagiarism scandal, The Globe and Mail's publisher Phillip Crawley told the team of student writers that  "If the Ryerson Review publishes a piece about the Globe that is balanced and fair, that will be a first." Taking it as a challenge, the students say they were acutely aware of the challenges of writing about one of Canada's biggest journalism stories of 2012. You can read their defence of their coverage and the RRJ's original story on J-Source.

Penashue accuses CBC reporter of treating him "unfairly;" adds CBC and Liberals are "like family"
By Tamara Baluja
Former Tory Labrador MP Peter Penashue says CBC reporter Peter Cowan treated him unfairly and accused the CBC of being like "family" with the Liberals. Cowan stands by his stories, for which he has been nominated for a CAJ Award. 

Community curation website Newsana launches
By Tamara Baluja
Newsana has drawn many comparisons to the social media site Reddit, but its co-founder Ben Peterson argues Newsana will be maintain a higher standard than Reddit and will focus on quality journalism. 

Ethics: How the Nanaimo Daily News should have dealt with the racist letter to the editor
By Ginny Whitehouse
The Nanimo Daily News publisher may not want that racist letter to the editor to define the paper's identity, but it certainly shaped public perception. Making the newspaper look bad isn't the real ethical issue: Having an entire people's identity marginalized is a much bigger problem. The absence of a bad intention does not excuse a bad result, writes a journalism ethics professor.




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