J-Links for July 4: The story of the Canadian Women’s Press Club; how should journos cover Africa?; scientists discover new sub-atomic particle
In Canadian media
Linda Kay is the chair and an associate professor of Concordia’s school of journalism. She wrote a book called The Sweet Sixteen: The Journey that Inspired the Canadian Women’s Press Club that tells the story of the 16 female reporters who formed the club in 1904.
A few months ago, veteran journalist Tim Knight won the Innoversity Creative Summit’s Angel Award. Innoversity is a not-for-profit organization that fights racism “and all other isms” in today’s media. Knight sheds some light on the organization and why “isms” are still an issue in media today.
After Rogers purchased the government-owned Saskatchewan Communications Network, CityTV Saskatchewan officially launched it's channel on Monday. There have been a few complaints, some major changes and new project developments ahead.
In international media:
New York Times writer Nick Kristof and Ugandan entrepreneur Teddy Ruge began a Twitter debate about how journalists should write about Africa. Ruge said that he thinks Kristof is too critical of Africa in his columns, which is tainting the country’s image. The debate was spurred by Kristof’s latest column titled “Africa on the Rise.”
After nearly half a century of work, physicists said they have discovered a new sub-atomic particle that they say is “consistent” with the Higgs boson or the “God particle” that helps to explain what gives matter shape and size.