J-Links for June 28: Cartoon pulled after alleged pressure; CBC/Radio-Canada’s new Chairperson; How to test your news bias
In Canadian media:
Veteran political cartoonist Dan Murphy’s video parody of Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Getaway pipeline created some tension between the company and his newspaper, the Vancouver Province. Murphy says Postmedia News (the publisher of the Province) removed the cartoon from the paper’s website following a threat from Enbridge to pull advertising with the Postmedia. However, Enbridge denies this claim.
Veteran CTV London reporter and anchor Sean Irvine has been awarded the Southern Ontario Newspaper Guild’s (SONG) Labour Journalism Award. The award is for Irvine’s five-part series on the closing of Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant in St. Thomas, Ont.
The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Officials Languages appointed Rémi Racine as the new Chairperson of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors. The term will last five years. Racine is already a member of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors.
In international media:
Student journalist Natasha Smith recalls a horrific sexual assault she experienced in Egypt’s Tahrir Square while covering the country’s election. She wrote about the experience in her blog.
Jonathan Stray poses this question: “not how we can decide if the news is biased, but how each of us actually does decide — and what it means for journalists.” In his article for Niemanlab.org, he offers to test your own biases and explores how, when and why we are subjective.