CAJ polls members on professionalization of journalism issue

The Canadian Association of Journalism's national board is set to discuss what position the association will take on one of the industry's most controversial subjects: the licensing of journalists.

The board will discuss its position at its Sept. 17-18 meeting and plans to present a brief in the Quebec government consultation.

The Canadian Association of Journalism's national board is set to discuss what position the association will take on one of the industry's most controversial subjects: the licensing of journalists.

The board will discuss its position at its Sept. 17-18 meeting and plans to present a brief in the Quebec government consultation.

The Quebec government has launched consultation into a proposal to create the title of "professional journalist".

CAJ members have one week (end of day Sept. 16) to send in feedback to the following questions:

–Do you support the title of professional journalist as proposed by the Quebec government?
–If not, is there any model for a professional title or status for journalists that you would support?
–What other areas of the Quebec government's consultation document do you think the CAJ should address in its brief?

For a refresher of the issue, check out the consultation document.

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