J-Links for June 15: Police, protester altercation exposed; CTV reporter has passed away; journos kicked out of Romney event
In Canadian media:
On June 8, La Presse published a photo of a student protestor getting hit with a baton by a police officer. The photo portrayed the controversies between protestors and police officers during the Montreal student protests. The exact moments before the protestor was hit was caught on camera by student papers Le Délit from McGill University and The Link from Concordia University, as well as a freelance journalist.
The National Post’s Scott Stinson says that the CBC commissioned Jack Layton biopic is “catnip” for those who accuse the CBC of having a liberal bias.
Former local CTV reporter and author, Glenn Cochrane, has died at 84. He spent 25 years reporting for CTV Toronto.
In international media:
Reporters were escorted out of the Newseum in Washington, D.C. following a Mitt Romney talk. The candidate stayed to answer questions but reporters weren’t able to participate or hear his answers.
Three employees of a security armoured-car company were shot and killed while another is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident took place last night during a robbery at a group of bank machines on the University of Alberta’s campus in Edmonton.