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CBC names executive producers for 2014 Sochi Game

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Mark McInnis and Chris Irwin will head CBC’s planning and programming of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, respectively, the Hollywood Reporter has reported.

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Susan Riley pens final regular column for The Ottawa Citizen

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In her final regular political column for The Ottawa Citizen, Susan Riley tries to define her political worldview. In a testament to how complicated such worldviews really are – how many journalists see themselves as any sort of capital-letter partisan? – Riley’s classification spans at least six paragraphs and culminates in no clear consensus. "I am not a partisan — and no journalist worth reading will be." 

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Full transcript with Globe and Mail publisher Phillip Crawley on forthcoming paywall

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The following is the full transcript of Belinda Alzner's interview with The Globe and Mail publisher Phillip Crawley on the newspaper's upcoming implementation of a paywall.

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Q&A with Toronto Star managing editor Jane Davenport

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When Jane Davenport was appointed managing editor of the Toronto Star in June she said it was a bit “daunting.” Now, a few months into the job, she talks with Eric Mark Do about her past experience launching Metro Halifax, the Star’s digital future and what it’s like managing coverage of a mayor who boycotts your newspaper.

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J-Links: Bob Johnstone passes away; 2012 Freelance Industry report; Friends’ CBC Town Hall in Halifax

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Bob Johnstone dead at 82

Bob Johnstone is a renowned Canadian storyteller; his voice perhaps best known for his “Today in History” radio features, though he… Continue Reading J-Links: Bob Johnstone passes away; 2012 Freelance Industry report; Friends’ CBC Town Hall in Halifax

Former NFB president Jaques Bensimon has passed away

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Jacques Bensimon, the former president of the National Film Board, has passed away at the age of 69. 

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Lorne Rubenstein: As rare as a double eagle

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When he announced his retirement in July, Lorne Rubenstein was surprised at the reaction he received from readers; he was a unique and invaluable voice in the world of golf, consensus showed. Jeff Krever sat down with Rubenstein to talk about how the 32-year veteran golf columnist began writing on the now-unique beat, and how he changed his mind about retirement, showing he isn’t quite ready to give up writing about the sport he loves.

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