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Freelancers fighting full copyright claim by non-profit media company
4 years ago

Freelancers fighting full copyright claim by non-profit media company

By  •  Labour

A small group of freelance radio journalists are in a stand-off with a non-profit media company asking for full copyright in a new contract.
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Cowichan News Leader strike drags on
4 years ago

Cowichan News Leader strike drags on

By  •  Labour

Black Press says the newspaper may close if a deal is not reached.
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J-Source’s top 10 journalism stories of 2014
4 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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Who’s afraid of an unpaid internship?
4 years ago

Who’s afraid of an unpaid internship?

By  •  Labour

Toronto Media Mixer gets media workers talking about their rights.
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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
5 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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