J-Links for July 17: On quote approval; The NYT announces new public editor; Shooting in Scarborough leaves two dead
In Canadian media:
On Sunday, The New York Times broke a story about an obstacle that U.S. political journalists are facing: quote approval. During the United States 2014 election campaign reporters are being asked by politicians and their advisers to have final editing power over published quotes and Selley of The National Post weighs in on why this is troublesome yet inevitable.
In April, the CBC and Radio-Canada announced the plan to cut off more than 623 analog transmitters on July 31 due to the federal cuts. Now, more than 2,000 Canadians have written to the CRTC asking to be consulted when it comes to CBC transmission sites in their communities. Those outside major cities using bunny ears or rooftop antennae will lose free access to CBC and Radio-Canada.
Gordon Walburn, who was one of CKOM’s first radio voices in Saskatoon, Sask. 61 years ago, has died at the age of 86. He led the way for Saskatoon’s first FM radio station and was a mentor to many young people in their first days of radio while he was the general manager of the University of Saskatchewan’s FM Station, CJUS.
In international media:
Margaret M. Sullivan was the fist female editor of The Buffalo News and after a 13-year stint there, she has signed a four-year deal to become the new public editor for The New York Times. Sullivan replaces Arthur Brisbane, and is the first female to hold the position, which begins Sept. 1.
Hundreds of people were gathered at a BBQ in Scarborough, Ont. on Monday night when gunshots were fired, leaving two people dead and 19 injured, their ages ranging from infancy to mid-20s Toronto police say.