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Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
Dispute Resolution--Media--Presentation Dr. Bonner is regularly asked to comment on current issues, and has recently been interviewed by BBC News, The National, Power and Politics, The New York Times, Power Play, CNBC E...
Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune, published by Sources, features awards, fellowships and scholarships available to Canadian journalists. For each award, information is provided about the eligibility requirements, the deadline for application...
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News Releases

Sources welcomes Eugene Oscapella, Barrister and Solicitor/Oscapella and Associates
2009-07-23
Eugene Oscapella, Barrister and Solicitor/Oscapella and Associates
Sources welcomes Eugene Oscapella, Barrister and Solicitor/Oscapella and Associates.
Tight and Bright: How Decluttering Your Language Improves Communication
2010-09-07
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
How Decluttering Your Language Improves Communication

Sources Select Resources

Communications Arts: The Science of Plain Language
Article
1998
Sources
Plain language writing is a process that considers the needs of the readers, the purpose of the document, the message to be delivered and the constraints upon the writer.
Fame & Fortune Online
Website
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Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
The History of Writing
Article
The history of writing from the Neolithic to present day. From Wikipedia.
The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us
Pilger, John
Article
2017
Counter Punch
Until real politics return to people's lives, the enemy is not Trump, it is ourselves.
Journalism & Writing Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to journalism and writing in the Sources directory for the media.
Literary lists: Proof of our existence
Kitamura, Katie
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Katie Kitamura on why novelists are compulsive list-makers.
Meme
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Random Shots: Balkan Wars, Now and Then
Against The Current vol. 81
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
1999
Against The Current
At the NATO summit, it was decided that the organization would not tolerate genocide if practiced by non-members who did not possess nuclear weapons and were within artillery range of Europe.
Random Shots: Daimler and Dubya Chronicles
Against The Current vol. 91
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2001
Against The Current
Daimler-Chrysler CEO Juergen Schrempp has pledged not to sell off the Chrysler division. Not that anyone was lining up to buy it. All the same to us on the line: If you're not the lead dog, the scener...
Random Shots: Dubya's Many Axes of Evil
Against The Current vol. 97
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2002
Against The Current
The concept of an Axis of Evil seems to derive from a 1942 Captain Marvel comic-book series about the Monster Society of Evil. Of course, that's a little before Dubya's time.
Random Shots: Go And Do Likewise
Against The Current vol. 83
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
1999
Against The Current
Most of us are glad to see a spouse commit a misdemeanor, e.g. violating a diet or a budget. It gives us license to go and do likewise.
Random Shots: Life Imitates Art
Against The Current vol. 100
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2002
Against The Current
In the movie version of “The Sum of all Fears,” the terrorist nuke is hidden in a cigarette vending machine. In real life, if placed in an underground parking garage, it would have been ripped off in ...
Random Shots: New and Old Millenia
Against The Current vol. 85
Kampfer, R. F.
Article
2000
Against The Current
Kampfer prepared for Y2K by stockpiling ammunition. He figured that would get him anything else he needed.
Random Shots: Notes for Life Under Siege
Against The Current vol. 95
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2001
Against The Current
When one thinks of of communities around the world that have been under siege for decades, one wonders how the U.S. will cope in the absence of a quick fix. Return to normal? This is normal for a lot ...
Random Shots: Of Drugs and Diamonds
Against The Current vol. 99
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2002
Against The Current
Marx characterized religion as the opium of the people. For some cults, it seems to act more like viagra.
Random Shots: People and Other Animals
Against The Current vol. 88
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2000
Against The Current
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has taken out an ad urging college students to drink beer instead of milk, to avoid exploiting cows. Sounds like a good excuse to me.
Random Shots: Pirates, Gladiators and Assassins
Against The Current vol. 96
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2002
Against The Current
Dubya may come to regret his efforts to classify his crusade against terrorism as a war. The legal ramifications of waging war against a non-governmental organization may keep the lawyers busy for gen...
Random Shots: Stranger Than Cinema
Against The Current vol. 87
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2000
Against The Current
Looking at the Elión Gonzalez case, how many people remember “Popi,” a 1969 movie starring Alan Arkin as a poor Puerto Rican janitor who tries to put his kids on Easy Street by passing them off as Cub...
Random Shots: Teens and Other Freaks
Against The Current vol. 94
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2001
Against The Current
Many parents are annoyed by the popularity of “freak-dancing” among today's teenagers. Of course, annoying parents is the teenagers' main purpose in life.
Random Shots: Tender Loving Care
Against The Current vol. 92
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2001
Against The Current
A kinky personal ad?
Random Shots: That Was the War That Was
Against The Current vol. 82
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
1999
Against The Current
Notice how quickly the Chinese government reined in those public demonstrations at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Perhaps they remembered Wellington's attitude towards expressions of opinions by the tro...
Random Shots: The Kings of the World
Against The Current vol. 98
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2002
Against The Current
Carrying on a tradition dating back to the Crimean war, they've come out with a set of trading cards for the Dubya Crusade. The cards used to come with cigarettes, then bubble gum. Now all you get is ...
Random Shots: The Prices of Progress
Against The Current vol. 93
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2001
Against The Current
Back in 1965 you could fill your gas tank for $3. Of course, that was two hours pay back then.
Random Shots: In Praise of Viagra Mania
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
1998
Against the Current
Comments on random current news topics
Random Shots: Red Flags Over Motor City
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
1998
Against the Current
THE GOOD NEWS is that there were about a million people waving red flags in the streets of Detroit. The bad news is that it was on account of some hockey game. Comments on random current news topics.
Writing for broadcast
Article
1998
Sources
Avoid the common pitfalls.

Sources Bookshelf

The Art of the Handwritten Note
A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication
Shepherd, Margaret
Book
2002
Sales coach Tom Stoyan (www.CanadasSalesCoach.com) recommends #looking for opportunities to send thank yous#, preferably in a hand written letter.
Basic Magazine Writing
Kevles, Barbara
Book
1986
Covers the A to Z of magazine writing in a readable manner and offers hints for the advanced as well as beginning magazine writer.
The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature
Kröller, Eva-Marie
Book
2004
Broad surveys of fiction, drama, and poetry, Aboriginal writings, Francophone writings, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women, urban writing, nature writing, travel writing, and short fi...
The Canadian Writer's Handbook
4th edition
Messenger, William; de Bruyn, Jan; Brown, Judy; Montagnes, Ramona
Book
2005
A guide to research, writing, and documentation.
The Canadian Writers' Guide
13th edition
Cormack, Paul G.; Shewchuk, Murphy O.
Book
Over 130 how-to articles on many aspects of writng for publication.
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
First Chapter
The Canadian Writers Photography Project
Denton, Don
Book
2001
A "photographic archive" of Canadian writers from across the country.
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
Book
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
Book
2002
Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
The Observation Deck
Epel, Naomi
File Cards
1998
A deck of cards and accompanying book designed to stimulate authors.
The Oxford Guide to Writing & Speaking
The Key to Effective Communication
Seely, John
Book
1998
The Public Relations Writer's Handbook
Aronson, Merry; Spetner, Don
Book
Sources.com
Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Website
1977
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.
Start and Run a Copywriting Business
Slaunwhite, Steve
Book
2005
A resource for writers interested in selling their services in a commercial arena.
STET! Tricks of the Trade for Writers and Editors
Collection of articles and tips from the Editorial Eye newsletter
Book
A compendium of reports of presentations at various editorial seminars and distillations or critiques of style guides and reference books issued by government and academia.
Traces of Magma
An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature
Knight, Rolf
Book
1983
An annotated bibliography of left wing novels which deal with the lives of working people during the twentieth century.
Why are you telling me this?
Eleven Acts of Intimate Journalism
Elton, Heather; Moon, Barbara; Obe, Don
Book
1997
Eleven journalists from the Arts Journalism Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts get personal.
The Woman Reader
Jack, Belinda
Book
2012
Belinda Jack's history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired, explores what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages.
The Writer's Block
Rekukak, Jason
Book
2001
This 3" x 3" x 3" book block serves as a springboard for the writer stuck for an idea to write about.
Writing Down the Bones
Freeing the Writer Within
Goldberg, Natalie
Book
1986
Suggestions for how to create good writing.
Writing for the Information Age
Ross-Larson, Bruce
Book
2002
Here are 100 or so techniques for engaging readers in the information age, to produce writing that allows them to find quickly and easily what might be of interest.
Writing for the Internet
Dorner, Jane
Book
2002
Internet communications don't read the same as print communications.
Writing from the Inside Out
Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within
Palumbo, Dennis
Book
2000
Palumbo encourages writers to use their fears, doubts and stress to construct their stories, instead of trying to overcome them.

Media

BookTelevision: The Channel
Spotlights fiction, non-fiction, erotica, psychology, cookbooks, sports writing, poetry, drama, movies, political speechwriting, journalism, advertising, websites, comics, children's lit, the popular ...
Border Crossings
Covers the range of contemporary arts in North America, including architecture, dance, theatre, poetry, fiction, photography, painting and film.
Canadian Screenwriter
Writing for film, television, radio and digital media. Includes profiles of Canadian screenwriters, industry news and informative craft articles.
Paroles et Musique
SOCAN's French magazine. Members are composers, songwriters, and music publishers.
Studies in Canadian Literature/Etudes en litterature canadienne
Scholarly articles in English and French on Canadian Literature.


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