Joey Coleman: The registered journalist

The registered journalist

The Canadian Association of Journalists is asking its members for feedback regarding the proposed regulation of journalism in Quebec.

  1. Do you support the title of professional journalist as proposed by the Quebec government?
  2. If not, is there any model for a professional title or status for journalists that you would support?
  3. What other areas of the Quebec government’s consultation document do you think the CAJ should address in its brief?

My answers to the questions are no, no, and the CAJ should lobby for government transparency for all, not special status for a limited sub-group of approved individuals.

Note: I’ve changed the title of this aside from “The certified journalist” to “The registered journalist” as I feel this best captures my thought.