News & Events: April 12, 2017

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Welcome to the first instalment of our bi-weekly news digest of key developments in digital publishing. Every other week we’ll bring you the latest news and events about Canadian digital publishing in one handy post. 

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What to be or not to be: The Public News Broadcaster’s Dilemma
April 20, 2017
In an increasingly fractured, crowded and competitive media environment, what is the role of the public broadcaster when it comes to news? How to attract a new generation of audiences and retain existing ones? What experiments bode well for the future of news?
Toronto, ON

#CAJ17 Annual Conference
April 28-29, 2017
For those two days, delegates will be immersed in workshops and panels featuring fellow working journalists — including international counterparts. It’s a chance to build skills and network with journalists from newsrooms big and small. Our conversations also confront our industry’s challenges, and offer insight into how journalists can thrive during challenging times.
Ottawa, ON

New regulations could change how Canadian journalists use drones
Apr 11, 2017
College of North Atlantic journalism instructor Jeff Ducharme sees forthcoming Transport Canada drone regulations changing how journalists use drones significantly—and maybe for the better.

CAJ and King’s College partner on data journalism training
Apr 11, 2017
The University of King’s College School of Journalism and the Canadian Association of Journalists are teaming up to provide Canada’s top training in data journalism.

Can VR reignite journalism in the digital age?
Apr 9, 2017
Is virtual reality the answer to traditional journalism’s woes? POP Journalism takes a look at how VR can provide an opportunity for public service reporting to reconnect with lost audiences.

Google expands ‘fact check’ info in news searches
Apr 7, 2017
In the tech industry’s latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories, Google will has expanded the use of fact checking tags in its search results.

Sports journalism will thrive in the digital age
Apr 6, 2017
The Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student paper is transitioning from a weekly newspaper to a online monthly magazine. With a new digital format and daily reporting, the website revamp will benefit sports reporting and coverage.

Six design tools every online journalist should know
Apr 3, 2017
Looking for digital design tools to supplement your online stories? J-Source has put together a handy list of the best sites and programs.

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Stay tuned for our interview with The Globe and Mail’s digital developer Christopher Manza— on the blog next week!

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