Now on J-Source: Will ads return to CBC/Radio-Canada?; The complexity of newsroom diversity; Innovation for higher quality journalism

Apr 04, 2012, 14:10 ET from News - Media

TORONTO, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -


Town Hall
CBC/Radio-Canada: Return of ads to radio?
Is CBC/Radio-Canada planning to bring back advertising on their channels to make ends meet? We'll have to wait until later today to find out, when CBC plans to announce how it will deal with the 10 per cent cut that was handed to it in last week's federal budget. As Anne Caroline Desplanques reports, signs seem to point to yes. (This piece was translated from ProjetJ by Rhiannon Russell.)
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Newsroom Diversity
Minority report: Taking a closer look at newsroom diversity
Journalists report on a colourful world. So why are newsrooms so white? That is the question that Iris Estrada answers in this piece published in the latest issue of the King's Journalism Review.
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Newsroom innovation increases pressure to create higher quality journalism
As newsrooms become more innovative in engaging audiences, especially using new and emerging technologies, the result may be higher quality journalism, despite the predictions of doomsayers. E-journalism Professor Robert Washburn suggests the movement towards more transparency by journalists and newsrooms might lead to more competition and better journalism.
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Health and Medical Journalism
Has media coverage of gluten intolerance been misleading?
As he watched a large proportion of friends and family forsake flour for spelt bread and rice crackers, Western University MAJ student, Jacob Kuehn, grew suspicious of media coverage of the gluten-free dietary phenomenon.  He decided to take a closer look at the science behind gluten sensitivity, and why the media may be missing it.
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Students' Lounge
A look inside the making of the latest issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism
Sara Harowitz is the editor of the Summer 2012 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism, which will be launched April 5 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Here, she talks about what it was like heading the masthead of an esteemed student-published journalism magazine and what we can look forward to in the upcoming issue.
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How will the CBC move forward?

Last week the federal government announced that funding for the CBC would be reduced by $115 million over three years. It was an announcement that was anticipated, despite Heritage Minister James Moore having promised to maintain or increase federal financial support for the broadcaster, and one that has many in the industry speaking out. The anticipation of these cuts spurred public broadcasting advocacy groups to action, including Reimagine CBC. Toronto Star created a conversation space called The Network to discuss the broadcaster. John Doyle went so far as to say "Suck it up, CBC. You should have seen this coming." An internal memo indicates that there is a town hall being held today to inform employees of CBC's plan of action moving forward in light of the cuts. Some speculate massive job cuts, while others say there may be a return of radio advertising. CBC says it hopes to continue to work towards its five-year plan, as announced last year, and that includes regional digital services such as CBC Hamilton.


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Apr. 19: CJF Forum: Participatory Journalism, ON
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