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Alberta government must reinstate Rebel’s access to the legislature: CAJ

OTTAWA, FEB. 17, 2016 — Alberta’s government must abandon its attempt to block journalists’ access to the provincial legislature in Edmonton. The Canadian Association of Journalists reminds every government official who controls access to media lockups and press conferences that th...

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Postmedia cuts mean readers lose out on the truth: CAJ

OTTAWA, Jan. 20, 2016 — Postmedia may have forgotten that each reporting job it cuts means one less truth that won’t be told in Canada. But, starting today, the Canadian Association of Journalists will be making sure the company and its readers will be reminded of the fact. Yesterday, P...

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Purchase of Shaw Media sets stage for closures, consolidations

OTTAWA, Jan. 13, 2016 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists is concerned a $2.6-billion sale of Shaw Media Inc. could lay the foundation for a series of negative changes to the broadcasting industry in Canada. The purchase announced Wednesday involves selling the media assets of Sha...

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CAJ stands up for editorial independence at Vista Radio

We sent this letter to Vista Radio on Wednesday, Dec. 9. A .pdf of the letter is available here. Dec. 9, 2015 RE: Editorial independence of journalists ATTN: Geoff Poulton, President of Vista Radio Dear Mr. Poulton, I write to you today in my capacity as the president of the Canadian Assoc...

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Canada loses more valuable storytellers: CAJ

**UPDATE: NOV. 19, 2015*** Further cuts at Bell have continued to stretch Canadian newsrooms. We continue to call for media owners to exercise good judgement and only cut news operations as a last resort. OTTAWA / NOV. 7, 2015 / CNW – The Canadian Association of Journalists has writ...

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RCMP interference in VICE News reporting is inexcusable: CAJ

OTTAWA, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW/ – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police crossed a line earlier this year when its officers entered VICE News offices and demanded communications between a journalist and his source, says the Canadian Association of Journalists. In February, after VICE reported on the ac...

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CAJ demands legal reforms in wake of B.C. secrecy scandal

KAMLOOPS, BC, Oct. 22, 2015 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists demands British Columbia Premier Christy Clark take immediate action to reform the province’s records access law following the release of a report that indicates a breathtaking level of secrecy within her ad...

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Newsrooms must confront sponsored content ethical dilemmas

OCT. 6, 2015 — Newsrooms must establish guidelines that clearly distinguish between what is journalism and what is advertising, says a new discussion paper from the Canadian Association of Journalists’ ethics advisory committee. Content created to serve private interests is inherently d...

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 CAJ Awards!

HALIFAX, June 6, 2015 /CNW/ – It was reporting that initiated a series of changes whose impacts are still resonating throughout Alberta. The CBC Edmonton team of Jennie Russell and Charles Rusnell are the recipient of the 2014 Don McGillivray Award, given to the top investigative entry into t...

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CAJ to Rogers: Don't abandon multicultural news

OTTAWA, May 7, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists believes Rogers Media is abandoning a necessary commitment to multicultural communities in Canada by choosing to shut down some multilingual newscasts at its OMNI-TV stations. According to media reports, about 100 staff members acr...

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