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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

Image: Chris Lister/flickr

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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| April 9, 2015
| March 7, 2015

Journalism's legitimation crisis

Photo: flickr/UK Ministry of Defence
There is a core contradiction at the heart of journalism. The public interest is giving way to the advancement of private interests.

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Why we need to bring back the mandatory long-form census

February 23, 2015
| A private member's bill to bring back the long-form census has reinvigorated discussion about the importance of statistics for effective government.
Length: 09:54 minutes (9.07 MB)
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Jon Stewart leaves us a model for a different political practice

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The people led the solidarity march in Paris, not world leaders

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The massacre at Charlie Hebdo, and the subsequent killing of a policewoman and mass murder at the Hyper Cachet kosher market, shocked the world. Young fanatics with automatic weapons unleashed a torrent of violence and death, fuelled by zealous intolerance. At the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satiric newsmagazine, 12 were murdered and 11 wounded. The victims were guilty of nothing more than expressing ideas. Certainly, true to the point of satire, many of the ideas were very offensive to many people -- in this case, caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.

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