Allison Leonard live-blogs sessions from the Canadian University Press NASH77 conference in Ottawa.
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Lisa Cumming and Emma McIntosh, two first-year journalism students at Ryerson University, got their first taste of breaking news reporting as they dashed to City Hall to cover Rob Ford’s withdrawal from Toronto mayoral race. Here’s how it happened.
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“So you want to date your teaching assistant,” which was published by Western University’s student newspaper, in London, Ont., drew criticism from administration, student unions and women’s groups for making light of sexual harassment. Ryan Mallough looks at how and when humour has a role to play in journalism.
Twitter Canada’s Steve Ladurantaye, Council of Ontario Universities’ Wendy McCann and National Campus and Community Radio Association’s Shelley Robinson will each sit for a one-year term.
I am a proud CUPpie and always will be, writes Robert Murray, but somewhere in the past decade, the Canadian University Press lost its way. When the large papers didn’t get the say they felt they deserved, they left the organization, taking their revenues and resources with them. What those papers left behind was a trail of infighting and petty attacks that brought the needs of individuals ahead of the needs of the group.
Unpaid internships are not “free” work since you still get something valuable out of it—a byline, writes Andrew Snook.
The Canadian University Press has eliminated its two full-time positions of president and national bureau chief and consolidated the work into one national executive position.
The Canadian University Press has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $50,000 to save itself. The newswire in dire financial straits, and if the money cannot be raised, it will likely shut down.
The newswire, which is a non-profit co-operative of Canadian campus newspapers, will lay off 12 part-time staff, effective March 1. CUP has a projected deficit of $7,000 for this year and if it cannot fundraise $50,000 in a campaign starting next week, the cooperative will likely shut down.