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J-Source’s top 10 journalism stories of 2014
3 years ago

J-Source’s top 10 journalism stories of 2014

By  •  Labour

Labour issues dominate our list of the 10 most-read stories about Canadian journalism in 2014.
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National study sheds light on journalists’ working conditions in the digital age

By  •  Labour

New study finds that digital technologies are transforming the work of Canadian journalists—and not for the better.
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Union stages walkout and byline strike over Chronicle Herald layoffs

By  •  Labour

Dressed in black, members of the Halifax Typographical Union staged a 15-minute walkout outside the Chronicle Herald building to protest recently announced layoffs.
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Toronto Star hiring 8 digital journalists at “market-based salaries”
4 years ago

Toronto Star hiring 8 digital journalists at “market-based salaries”

By  •  Labour

The Toronto Star announced it will hire eight digital journalists who will be paid less than other journalists in the newsroom and is considering another round of editorial buyouts. The Star also laid off 11 full-time page editors and eight staff in the circulation department.

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Updated: Union concerned Toronto Star management is creating a two-tiered pay system
4 years ago

Updated: Union concerned Toronto Star management is creating a two-tiered pay system

By  •  Labour

The union sent a bulletin to Toronto Star staff saying management intends to create 17 new digital positions, which would be paid “significantly less” than similar existing positions in the newsroom.  

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Is reporting on labour issues no longer a ‘sexy’ beat?

By  •  Labour

Through most of the 20th century, it was common for newsrooms to have multiple reporters assigned to the labour beat, but now only a handful exist. H.G. Watson reports.
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Mobilizing against precarity

By  •  Labour

How media workers are organizing to address issues of precarity, and what lessons the labour movement can learn. 

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Three laid off at Brantford Expositor

By  •  Labour

Three staff at the Brantford Expositor have been laid off as part of the 200 company-wide job cuts at Sun Media. 

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New CUP/CWA Canada partnership takes “harm reduction” approach to internships

By  •  Labour

More and more young people enter the labour market not expecting to be compensated for their labour and not viewing fair treatment as their basic right. Not only does this establish an exploitative pattern for young journalists, it is bad news for all workers, says Katherine Lapointe, CWA Canada–CUP partnership program coordinator. 

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