Applications are being accepted online as the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award enters its fifth year. Canadian photojournalists who have been in the business less than five years – from students to freelancers to photographers working at regional publications – are encouraged to submit their portfolios for consideration. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 9, 2014.
It was a year of major upheaval and change for the industry. J-Source rounded up the biggest journalism and Canadian media stories of 2013—from the so-called “Crackgate” saga to Sun News Network losing its bid for mandatory carriage to the cancellation of five newspapers’ Labour Day print editions.
The Atkinson Charitable Foundation, the Honderich Family and the Toronto Star are launching their annual search for an experienced journalist who is ready to pursue a one-year, in-depth examination of an emerging or challenging public policy issue.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized to Star reporter Daniel Dale during a city council meeting, saying he did not mean to suggest Dale was a pedophile. But the reporter says Ford’s statement didn’t come close to being a sufficient apology and retraction, and he intends to continue with a libel suit.
In this Toronto Star video series on photojournalism, photographer Steve Russell gives tips on getting around the challenges of shooting in low light.
When Halifax Media Co-op journalist Miles Howe was arrested for the third time by the New Brunswick RCMP, many questioned if he was indeed a journalist. But others say activist journalism has a role in the media landscape and activist journalists who are upfront about their biases can still report ethically.
Greenspon, vice-president of business development at the Toronto Star, is leaving the newspaper.
CBC’s London correspondent Ann MacMillan is retiring after more than 40 years in the business. Her last day is Dec. 16. MacMillan has worked in the London bureau since 1981 when she signed on as a correspondent for CBC’s flagship show, The Journal, with Barbara Frum.
Monique Beech, Sun Media’s national community manager, will become its digital content director on Dec. 20.
Labour legislation passed by the Alberta government at the beginning of December is causing concern not just in government workplaces and union offices, but also in some newsrooms. Bill 45, along with its companion legislation Bill 46, imposes fines for illegal strikes and abolishes arbitration. More than that, though, it bans anyone—whether a union officer or not—from counselling anyone to disobey any of the bill’s other provisions.