Now on J-Source: The Globe and Mail suspends delivery on Labour Day; Best practices for live chats; On creating a mental health reporting guide

Aug 29, 2013, 11:29 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2013 /CNW/ -


Print cancellation is a "dose of reality" for Globe subscribers
By Kelly Toughill
The decision to pull the plug on the Labour Day edition of The Globe and Mail surprised news industry experts, who called it an international precedent, writes J-Source's Business of Journalism editor. And it gave readers a sharp reminder that advertisers - not subscribers - still rule the show in print.Star and The Globe and Mail reported on Mayor Rob Ford's family in an irresponsible, unethical manner. 

Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma creates guide on mental health reporting
By Tamara Baluja
The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, in partnership with CBC News and the Mental Health Commission of Canada, has begun work on a comprehensive guide to mental health reporting called Mindset - Reporting on Mental Health. J-Source interviewed Cliff Lonsdale, the president of the charitable organization behind this effort, about the project.

Town Crier employees buy the newspapers and prepare for September relaunch
By Tamara Baluja
When Multimedia Nova, the parent company that owned Toronto's Town Crier newspapers, went under in May, several employees banded together to buy the newspapers and are gearing up for a relaunch. 

Best practices for live chats
By Monique Beech
It's a dreaded fear among digital journalists: that no one will ask a question or make a comment. Sun Media's national media manager shares some of her tips for live chats and keeping readers engaged. 

Melanie Coulson is J-Source's new education editor
The Ottawa Citizen senior online editor and Carleton University instructor takes over the education section from Mary McGuire, who has been J-Source's education editor since its inception. 

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