J-Links for May 23: The dark side of journalism, the Middle East lures journos and Facebook’s lawsuits
In Canadian media:
The global digital media network, Digital Journal was chosen by the C100 as one of the top 20 most promising startup companies in Canada. The C100 holds a biannual event called 48 Hours in the Valley, which offers 20 chosen Canadian companies a visit to Silicon Valley for a two-day event to help business development.
Next month at the Banff World Media Festival, top Canadian media executives including CBC executive vice-president Kirstine Stewart will be featured in a panel discussion on topics like digitization, integration and the future of Canada’s media industry. The 33rd annual festival will be held on June 10-13 in Banff, Alta.
B.C. newspaper, The Tyee examines one journalist’s career move: switching from being a reporter for The Canadian Press to media relations manager for the B.C. Ministry of Education.
In international media:
In the wake of layoffs, budget cuts and scarce jobs, many journalists from the U.S.’s most esteemed papers are heading to the United Arab Emirates to work for a paper called The National in Abu Dhabi. There are benefits and limitations to working for the paper: American journalists might struggle with the lack of press freedom but the payoff is high wages and job security.
After Facebook’s stocks fell from a $38 IPO price last week to $31 at yesterday’s close, Facebook’s chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg and several banks are facing shareholder class action lawsuits.