The new relationship between J-Source/ProjetJ and J-Schools Canada/Écoles-J Canada will lead to an expansion of J-Source/ProjetJ content directly related to journalism education.
Already recognized as the site for breaking news about journalism and the media in Canada, with the support of J-Schools Canada/Écoles-J Canada the site will grow with:
- An expanded focus on journalism and media research. The Canadian media environment and audience attitudes to the media are very different than in the United States but too often we default to U.S. data because information about Canadian audiences simply isn’t available. The research is not done or it may be proprietary to individual news organizations. J-Source/ProjetJ will become the home for all media research done by faculty members and graduate students of member institutions of J-Schools Canada/Écoles-J Canada It will receive prominence and be promoted to key audiences, building J-Source/ProjetJ’s reputation as the home for research about the Canadian media environment and the audiences for Canada’s media industries, available to students, academics, media organizations, potential media investors and entrepreneurs.
- A spotlight on journalism education for faculty and students. There will be even more debate, discussion and contributions from J-Schools Canada/Écoles-J Canada member faculty and instructors on issues they face, ideas they are trying, and challenges they have overcome. We will build this into the Learn section of the site.
- A publishing platform for member students. J-Source/ProjetJ will enable students attending the programs of member organizations to showcase their work to an audience of journalists, media managers, communications professionals and other future employers. We will be looking for more paid contributions from member students – stories on education, journalism and other industry issues that reflect the range of views across the country.
- A publishing platform for cutting edge research. Coming in October 2020, J-Schools Canada and J-Source/Projet J will launch an Open Access peer-reviewed research journal, Facts and Frictions: Emerging Debates, Pedagogies and Practices in Contemporary Journalism.