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Job cuts at Sun Media gut local news, argues former editor

Former Toronto Sun editorial page editor Rob Granatstein laments Sun Media’s 500 job cuts, saying they have “crushed local newsrooms.” The Sun, he argues, seems to be “ceding any advantage” it had as a local newspaper to its competitors.  

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OpenFile freelancers still not paid, but public letter prompts “open channel” of communication

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In a rare act of freelancer solidarity, six writers for OpenFile Montreal signed their names to a public letter, calling on the start-up to pay them. As Rhiannon Russell finds, that hasn’t happened yet, but for now they’re happy with regular updates from OpenFile CEO Wilf Dinnick.

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CTV British Columbia fires general manager and news director

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Last week, CTV British Columbia fired vice-president and general manager Tom Haberstroh and news director Margo Harper. He had worked for the company for 31 years; she for 12. Rhiannon Russell reports.

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#NMPS2012: Public spheres, public spaces and “shit storms”

For journalists in particular, understanding the impact of what we say and do on the Internet is now an essential skill. But is it even possible to predict reaction to an offhand comment or in-depth story, or determine how much of an event is reflected in the social media swarm that takes over stories like the uprising in Egypt? That type of online discourse was the focus of the New Media and the Public Sphere conference in Copenhagen. Field Notes editor Nicole Blanchett Neheli was there, and captures the dialogue here for J-Source.

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Applications open for Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada media fellowships

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The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada offers up to three fellowships to Canadian journalists to deepen their understanding of Asia's relationship with Canada.

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Bell submits new proposal to acquire Astral

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Bell Canada Enterprises announced Monday it has revised its original bid to buy Astral Media and and is submitting a new proposal.

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CBC/Radio-Canada a finalist for IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards

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CBC/Radio-Canada has earned a spot as a finalist for the 2012 Institute of Public Administration of Canada/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards, thanks to its increasing transparency and accountability.

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CBC/Radio-Canada licence hearings begin Monday

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The CRTC is holding public hearings to determine if CBC/Radio-Canada's radio and television licences will be renewed.

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The Globe and Mail acknowledges humour of #GlobeEditorial

The Twitterverse had some fun Thursday with a Globe and Mail editorial about a new video game, spawning the hashtag #GlobeEditorial.

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Transcontinental Media shutting down More Magazine and Vita

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More Magazine and Vita, two magazines for Canadian women over 40, are closing. The December/January 2013 issues will be their last.

 

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