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STATEMENT ON VICE CANADA LAYOFFS

OTTAWA / July 13, 2018 —The Canadian Association of Journalists has learned that our colleagues at VICE Canada are facing another round of layoffs. This comes on the heels of Rogers and VICE Canada ending their joint broadcasting venture. "These are only the most recent examples in a spate ...

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2018 EU-CANADA YOUNG JOURNALIST FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

OTTAWA – The Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are pleased to announce the three winners of the 2018 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship. The laureates will participate in a week-long study tour of European Union institutions in Bru...

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POSTMEDIA SHUTS DOWN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS

OTTAWA / June 27, 2018 — Postmedia’s decision to shut down several community newspapers and scale back on a number of others is sadly creating more local news deserts, says the Canadian Association of Journalists. “We are always disappointed to hear about journalists losing employ...

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CAJ CONDEMNS CHARGES AGAINST AYLMER EXPRESS JOURNALISTS

The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns the criminal charges brought against Aylmer Express publisher John Hueston and reporter/editor Brett Hueston. “The OPP’s decision to charge a father and son team who run a community newspaper is a stunning and unacceptable assault on pres...

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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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