J-Links for May 16: On covering Rafferty, Hermida and Silverman chat, and ‘Queen of thrift’ passes away
Today's round-up of media links from Canada and beyond: Thoughts on the CBC and Jan Wong, going in-depth at The Globe and Mail as well as a British journo who passed away. And today's read: An interview with Alfred Hermida on Twitter and journalism.
In Canadian media:
Richard Stursberg, former CBC executive thinks that the broadcaster is ultimately a creative organization and these types of organizations thrive off new, daring and controversial material. Stursberg writes that if the CBC abandons this, its future looks bleak.
In a world of breaking news it can be difficult to layout a newspaper for the following day. The Globe and Mail explains how lucky guesses and advanced planning helped to cover the late breaking news of Michael Rafferty's guilty verdict.
John Miller, a former editor and reporter and retired Ryerson Journalism professor (and the subject of many Ezra Levant rants) gives a detailed background and interesting insight into the backlash Wong has received.
In international media:[node:ad]
Furnival died Monday in her home after a four year-struggle with breast cancer. She was known as the ‘Queen of Thrift’ for her Mr. Thrifty columns she wrote on saving money, which she turned into a book.
Craig Silverman of Poynter.org talks to Hermida, a founding member of BBCnews.com as well as a journalism professor at UBC about his two research papers on Twitter during the Arab Spring.
Correction: A previous version of this post referred to John Miller as a journalism professor at Ryerson University, when in fact, Miller has retired.