J-Links for June 19: Journos receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals; CP’s new president; Student says we don’t need CBC
In Canadian media:
Steve Paikin, anchor and senior editor of TVO’s current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin, was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal last night by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Former and present members of the Toronto Star staff who were also honoured include: education reporter Louise Brown, former disabilities reporter Helen Henderson and former photographer Boris Premo. More than 600 medals were handed out last night, and 60,000 will be awarded throughout the year. In February, veteran news anchors Peter Mansbridge and Lloyd Robertson were also honoured with the award. It is presented individuals who have made significant achievements and contributions to Canada.
Malcolm Kirk, former executive vice-president of digital media with Postmedia Network Inc., has replaced Jim Jennings and Neil Campbell as the new president of The Canadian Press.
Nelson Peters is a law student at Université Laval in Quebec City. He writes, for The Winnipeg Free Press, about six reasons why he thinks the CBC is irrelevant today
In international media:
Nine-year-old Martha Payne’s blog showcases what her Scottish school cafeteria serves for lunch. After a number of negative posts, a local council authority banned the young blogger from taking photos of the cafeteria food. After much public outrage, including support from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, the ban was lifted and young Payne is now back to blogging.
Sarah Hampson of The Globe talks to former CBS news anchor Dan Rather on his new memoir, Rather Outspoken, the way he was “pushed out” of CBS News in 2006 and the legacy he leaves behind in the news world.