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STATEMENT ON ROGERS MEDIA LAYOFFS

Canadians are once again the losers as Rogers Media issued 75 layoffs on Thursday in a reorganization that cut one-third of its digital content and publishing team, says the Canadian Association of Journalists. Journalists lost their jobs at Maclean’s, Chatelaine and a number of online-only t...

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FOUR PILLARS OF LIFE FOR A FREELANCE JOURNALIST

From the right angle, I appear to be a very successful freelance journalist. After graduating with a Masters in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 2011 I completed an internship with the National Post, spent a year developing digital content for a startup in downtown Toronto,...

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LEGITIMATE JOURNALISM: NEVER MORE IMPORTANT, NEVER MORE THREATENED

by Tim Spelliscy Last year at this time I surprised many colleagues, close friends and even members of my own family by announcing that I had decided to retire from the television news business after a career of almost 42 years.  I knew that my interest in the industry was on the decline and I...

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OKA 1990: FIGHTING FOR JOURNALISTS’ RIGHTS

by Julian Sher The Oka Crisis of 1990 pitted Indigenous activists against the Canadian army and saw journalists literally caught in the middle. And it was a baptism of political fire for a young CAJ. The CAJ, or the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) as it was known then, was little more th...

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THE LEGACY OF A GREAT EDITOR AND MENTOR

by Harvey Schachter After Southam Newspapers bought The Kingston Whig-Standard in 1990, it seemed there was an attempt to teach us how to become a real, professional newspaper. The truth was that our procedures were sloppy in some ways but the fact we were a somewhat loose organization had in fact ...

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Congratulations to the 2017 CAJ Award recipients!

TORONTO, May 5, 2018 / CNW /—The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism. This included presenting the McGillivray Award to the team behind Unfounded, published by the Globe and Mail, rec...

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Marie-Maude Denis wins CAJ Charles Bury President’s Award

TORONTO, May 5, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists recognized Radio-Canada investigative reporter Marie-Maude Denis with the CAJ Charles Bury Award at its annual awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on May 5. The award is given under circumstances of exceptional merit to those p...

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DEFAMATION LAW IN THE INTERNET AGE: FOCUS GROUP

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has commenced public consultations in its Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. The project considers how defamation law should be updated to account for “internet speech,” including social media, blogs, internet platforms and digital media. ...

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#CAJ18 call for volunteers

We’re looking to recruit digital reporters to chronicle the happenings at #CAJ18.   Whether your interests are in audio, video, text, or social, this is a great opportunity for you to beef up your portfolio. You will also receive a full pass to the two-day conference (May 4-5, 2018) and ...

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Mind the gap: panel on 'ethnic' and 'mainstream' media relationship

As the journalism industry endures constant change, niche publications can get lost in the shuffle. Find out how some members of the ethnic press have handled their own evolution—and what lessons the mainstream media can learn. In addition to discussing collaboration, they will also add...

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A RECAP OF #CAJ18!

 

We get so excited about CAJ conferences every year, but this one was special. This year we celebrated 40 years of the CAJ. Forty years of providing vital advocacy and professional development on behalf of journalists—always with an eye to the future. Our delgates and presenters collaborated on valuable discussions on press freedom, freelancing, interviewing, data, ethics and more—and they networked throughout.

As journalism continues to take a hit, with layoffs piling up and continued attacks on press freedom, we know it's not easy in Canadian newsrooms. And we also know this:

#JournalismMatters

So we rallied in Toronto. 

If you missed the conference, check out the #CAJ18 page and browse some of the liveblogs we offered.