Local Law Enforcement

An Organization Helping Local Law Enforcement Serve and Protect

Introduction: A recent report in the local paper about a missing disabled man ( Yuma Sun ) caught my attention. In a weird sense of obligation to the community and others in general, I always try to read these stories on my way to the Sports Section. The story was what one might expect from […]

Canadian journalists battle for access to federal data

CAJ urges Ottawa to reverse decision on information database OTTAWA, May 5 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists is deeply concerned by an ongoing pattern of shutting off access to information by the federal government. The Tories’ recent decision to end updates to the federal government registry that tracked access to information requests means […]

Visiting prof opening at UBC journalism school in Vancouver

We run a visiting professor scheme at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and the deadline for applications is fast approaching. The aim of the scheme is to bring in professional journalists who are interested in coming to Vancouver to work with the students and teach a course in their area of specialty. From the school website: The incumbent […]

Top tips on how to survive journalism school

With students across Canada starting out on journalism programs at university, J-Source has put together a handy lists of survival tips for the j-schoolers. The first one is particularly salient – don’t get freaked out by your marks. Students tend to find it hard to switch from academic writing to story-telling, often grappling with language and focus. […]

Should Canada try to tame the Wild West of the net?

More signs that old media does not understand the new media environment created by the internet. In an op-ed for Playback magazine, Bill Roberts, the president and CEO of broadcaster S-VOX, argues for greater regulation of new media in Canada. He maintains that the internet is a Wild West that needs to be tamed: The Wild […]

Debate the future of news

If you are in Vancouver on Monday, head on down to UBC Robson Square in the evening for a debate on the future of news. The event is organised by the Canadian Media Research Consortium: The Future of News Forum is the first in a cross-country series of the dialogues that will bring together journalists and the public […]

Vancouver social media meet-up over 2010 Winter Olympics

Vancouver’s social media is getting together to discuss how to persuade the organisers of the 2010 Winter Olympics to recognise the role of citizen media. Raincity Studios is hosting a meet-up in Vancouver on Thursday 4 December, bringing together independent and grassroots media publishers and creators “to exchange ideas, resources, and notes about the 2010 Olympic Games in […]

Vancouver’s social media takes on Winter Olympics

Vancouver’s social media is up in arms after being shut out of the 2010 Winter Games. Last week, more 215 international news organizations descended on Vancouver for the World Press Briefing prepared by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC). Along with print and broadcast media, news wire services and photo agencies were […]

Journalism students face tough times landing internships

One of the casualties of the economic downturn in the media industry is internships. Interning at a news outlet is often the career path to a full-time job for journalism graduates. But students coming to the end of their courses and hoping for paid summer internships are facing lean pickings. Several newspapers in Canada such as […]