26 Jun

What Canadian media is missing about climate change

<p><em>The following discussion is about a presentation on newspaper coverage of climate change. The presentation was held at Congress, Canada's national humanities and social sciences conference. </em></p><p> </p><p><strong>By April van Ert for <a href="">UBC ArtsWIRE</a></strong></p><p>Are national newspapers giving Canadians the information they need to make informed decisions about climate change?</p>

19 Apr

Best practices for community newsrooms

<p><strong>By Melanie Coulson</strong></p>

20 Nov

#NMPS2012: Public spheres, public spaces and “shit storms”

<p><em>For journalists in particular, understanding the impact of what we say and do on the Internet is now an essential skill. But is it even possible to predict reaction to an offhand comment or in-depth story, or determine how much of an event is reflected in the social media swarm that takes over stories like the uprising in Egypt? That type of online discourse was the focus of the New Media and the Public Sphere conference in Copenhagen. Field Notes editor <strong>Nicole Blanchett Neheli </strong>was there, and captures the dialogue here for J-Source.</em></p>

7 Nov

Canadian journalists, BlackBerrys and the crisis in political reporting: an interview with Christopher Waddell

<p><strong>How Canadians Communicate IV: Media and Politics</strong>, edited by David Taras and Christopher Waddell, assembles essays focused on the various forms of political communication in Canada.  Though the collection gives weight to how politics is communicated through film, art, music, and even museums, over half of the chapters are concerned with politics and the news media. J-Source editor Lisa Lynch interviewed Christopher Waddell about the book’s conclusions about the state of political reporting in Canada. </p>

30 Jul

Alternative Media in Canada: An Interview With David Skinner

<p><strong>Alternative Media in Canada, </strong>a new collection edited by Kirsten Kozolanka, Patricia Mazepa, and David Skinner, fills a substantial gap in Canadian media research: it is the first collection to provide an overview of Canadian alternative media practices.  The assembled chapters discuss a wide range of media forms — including public service broadcasting, community radio, feminist periodical, and anarchist zines — while also considering the necessary conditions for the survival of alternative and independent voices in the Canadian mediascape.  <em>Researc

11 Apr

Spring Conferences for Journalism Researchers

<p>Spring is here, and so are Canada’s journalism conferences.  Here is a roundup of some of the more promising conferences for journalism researchers:</p>

8 Feb

First-ever UNESCO community media chair named

<p>AMARC - Prof. Vinod Pavarala, Dean, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad has been chosen to be the first ever UNESCO Chair on Community Media.  An agreement to this effect has been signed by the Director-General, UNESCO and the Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad.

2 Feb

Journalism and Communication Rights In Canada: An Interview With Jeremy Shtern

<p>Marc Raboy and Jeremy Shtern’s collection <strong>Media Divides: Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada</strong> is a series of essays by Canadian media and communications scholars on the past, present and future of Canadian communication rights.

10 Nov

Participatory Journalism: an interview with Alfred Hermida

<p><em><strong>Lisa Lynch</strong> chats with Participatory Journalism co-author and UBC associate professor <strong>Alfred Hermida</strong> about citizen involvement in the news, comment policies, and newsroom innovation</em>.</p>

13 Oct

Crime reporting in the age of victim’s rights: interview with Carrie Rentschler

<p>In <strong>Second Wounds</strong>, media scholar Carrie Rentschler traces the emergence of victim advocacy in the U.S. from the sixties until the present.  Rentschler also explores the relationship the victim’s rights movement and the media, describing how U.S.