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IN THE FIELD: JAMUNA GALAY-TAMANG

Winner of the APTN/CAJ Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship, Jamuna Galay-Tamang talks about her experience working for 12 weeks with the APTN Investigates team in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A year ago this month I was working at a small hospital in Bella Bella, B.C. anticipating a career change...

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CALL FOR APPLICANTS: CAJ NORTH

The CAJ board of directors needs a representative for the North (Yukon/NWT/Nunavut). We’re looking for someone who is passionate about journalism and wants to help our organization support journalists and advocate for their rights. As the board member for the North, you will be the main CAJ co...

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CODE OF SILENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS

TORONTO / July 18, 2018 — The Canadian Association of Journalists, the Centre for Free Expression, News Media Canada and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are inviting nominations for the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in government secrecy. The award wil...

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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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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.