The CAJ's 40th anniversary (1978-2018) is just around the corner. We get excited about CAJ conferences every year, but this one is special. This year, the CAJ turns 40, and we're celebrating all those years of leading professional development and vital advocacy on behalf of journalists. CAJ18 will take place May 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Toronto!


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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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Remembering Tyler Bieber, journalist killed in Saskatchewan crash

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the 15 victims of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus crash, including Tyler Bieber, a young sports journalist. The junior hockey team had been on their way to Nipawin, Sask., for a semifinal game when the crash occurre...

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Congratulations to the 2017 CAJ Awards finalists!

OTTAWA, March 29, 2018 and April 2, 2018 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the finalists for its annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada published or broadcast in 2017. The recipients in each category will be announced May 5 at the...

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Quebec court is wrong to demand Radio-Canada journalist sources: CAJ

OTTAWA, Mar. 24, 2018 — A Quebec Superior Court demand that Radio-Canada investigative journalist Marie-Maude Denis reveal confidential sources is wrongheaded and damaging to constitutionally guaranteed press freedom, said the Canadian Association of Journalists. A ruling handed down by Justi...

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Pelham town officials cannot ignore local journalists

OTTAWA / March 20, 2018 / — Elected officials in Pelham, Ont., appear to have forgotten journalists are a staple of democracy. The mayor and town councillors, along with municipal staff, have reportedly spent several weeks ignoring the only news outlet covering most local issues. Pelham must r...

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Daniel Dale, Katie Benner and Amy King headline CAJ national conference

The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce its lineup of keynote speakers for its 40th annual national conference on May 4-5 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto. Delegates will hear from the Toronto Star’s man in Washington, Daniel Dale, who will reflect on his exhaustiv...

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CAJ condemns arrest of Radio-Canada reporter

OTTAWA, March 16, 2018 – The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns the actions of the Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau for arresting Radio-Canada reporter Antoine Trépanier for alleged criminal harassment. Trépanier was arrested by police on March 13 af...

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Applications open for 2018 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship

Ottawa – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and the European Union Delegation to Canada are thrilled to launch the 2018 edition of the European Union-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship. The EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship aims to recognize outstanding journalistic talent amon...

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The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada published or broadcast in 2016. Check out the full list of winners!

We also handed out the Code of Silence award to Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and the CAJ Charles Bury Award to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.


Photo courtesy heipei via Flickr

We were so excited for this year’s national conference on April 28-29 in Ottawa. 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:


So we rallied in Ottawa. Our delgates and presenters collaborated on valuable discussions on press freedom, freelancing, interviewing, data, ethics and more—and they networked throughout.

If you missed the conference, check out the #CAJ17 page and browse the liveblogs we offered for every single session.

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