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In the new media age, #JournalismIs... more important than ever

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There's a new advertising campaign adorning pages in Canada's national dailies this summer and it's got journalists talking

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Journalism is...

JournalismIS is a broad-based campaign celebrating the contributions of quality Canadian journalism, through advertising and online conversation.

The campaign aims to rally the wider community of journalists and media workers, media corporations and media consumers to increase awareness, recognition and support for professional journalism. JournalismIS is supported by a number of national and local newspapers, broadcasters, journalist associations, unions and industry groups.

The JournalismIS campaign marks the first phase of a longer term effort to mobilize the media industry and the public to support professional journalism in Canada.

You can find the project online here.

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Book: 'The Sweet Sixteen'

June 3, 2015
| Linda Kay thought she was a pioneer as the first woman to write sports for the Chicago Tribune. Then she discovered that a woman was writing sports for the Globe and Mail in the 1930s.
Length: 14:36 minutes (13.37 MB)
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Facebook and the news publishers who flirt with heartbreak

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News without trust is rumour, bullshit and gossip. So, we've come to a pretty pass when publishers like the New York Times and the Washington Post are thinking about getting hitched to that lyin', cheatin', two-timing heart, Facebook.

But that is just what's happening.

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Newsrooms have glance journalism up their sleeves

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For years I've been impressing on my journalism students the importance of microcontent. But, until smartwatches came along, I just didn't realize how micro things would get.

Microcontent is the headlines, subheads, grabber quotes and other elements in larger-type sizes of an article's layout. Online they should serve to let the reader know what the story is about and reveal salient details about the content. Why? Because readers make choices about stories quickly, within seconds. And, those same readers are on a mission. They are hunters and gatherers looking for information that matters. If your microcontent doesn't let them decide whether your story is a nutritious news snack they need now, they will move on.

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