Now On J-Source: Laid-Off Editor Starts Over; Transcon Sells Two Titles; Reporting On Suicide

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TORONTO, – Sept. 23 – “Now on J-Source” is the free weekly newsletter of (, a website project of the Canadian Journalism Project (CJP), featuring Canadian journalism facts, opinions, tools, advice and connections. BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL OFFER:
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Now on J-Source
September 22 to September 28, 2009


(xx)Crawley, Williams, Knight join panel at Rotman/CJF program(xx)
(xx)Longtime political columnist dies at 89(xx)
(xx)Transcon sells two titles to Quarto Communications(xx)
(xx)Former CBC correspondent wins 2009 Ross Munro Media Award(xx)
(xx)John Elson dies at 78(xx)

(xx)Always question sources’ motives(xx)
QUESTION: In All the President’s Men, I heard about the two-source rule. But I don’t hear about it much anymore and have even forgotten what it is! What is the “rule”, and is it actually followed by journalists today? Answer by Esther Enkin, executive editor of CBC News.

(xx)Cramahe Now: an experiment in hyperlocal journalism(xx) When former Colborne Chronicle editor Bob Owen was laid off during the amalgamation of three local newspapers in Southern Ontario, instead of rolling over, he created an online news site to serve his community of 2,000. Robert Washburn, editor of our new Innovation section, reports on Owen’s progress.

(xx)Can reporting prosper in a “parasitic golden age”?(xx) Information still costs money, but there are ways to make journalismpay its way, Ira Basen and Rem Rieder told a Toronto audience. Melissa Wilson reports.

(xx)Investigative journalism with an aboriginal twist(xx) The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has unveiled its first foray into investigative journalism with the premiere of APTN Investigates on Sept. 18. Cecil Rosner spoke to the program’s executive producer.

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(xx) reader comments (xx)
(xx) big issue of the week (xx)
(xx) cross-country events calendar (xx)
(xx) more news and recent posts (xx)


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