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Toronto Star Public Editor: The age old issue of reporting on age
3 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: The age old issue of reporting on age

The headline, published in the newspaper and online this week, reported on yet another victim of the terrible toll of Toronto’s deadly streets: “Elderly pedestrian killed at crosswalk,” it stated.

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Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers
3 months ago

Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers

The Globe and Mail is testing a new feature that could enhance readers’ understanding of its online stories and the mechanics of its journalism.

Globe and Mail reporter Susan… Continue Reading Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers

Torstar cutting 11 full-time, 10 part-time staff at StarMetro in Toronto
3 months ago

Torstar cutting 11 full-time, 10 part-time staff at StarMetro in Toronto

Torstar Corp. will lay off 21 staff at its StarMetro office in Toronto as part of a shift of production operations to nearby Hamilton.

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CBC Ombudsman: Framing creates balance
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Framing creates balance

The complainant, Ira Zbarsky, objected to a story covering pro and anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline demonstrations. He said they were framed as equal. Programmers agreed with his assessment shortly after the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Framing creates balance

CBC Ombudsman: Pay the piper
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Pay the piper

The complainant, Christopher Budgell, wanted to know why Sunday Edition host Michael Enright was able to attend the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies’ week-long lecture series in Cambridge, England.… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Pay the piper

Postmedia to close more local newspapers, cut staff cost by 10 per cent
3 months ago

Postmedia to close more local newspapers, cut staff cost by 10 per cent

Postmedia Network Inc. will close six small town newspapers and cease print publication of four more, as well cut about 10 per cent of its workforce across the newspaper chain.
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Irene Gentle named Toronto Star editor
3 months ago

Irene Gentle named Toronto Star editor

Gentle becomes the first woman to hold this position in the Toronto Star’s 126-year history.
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