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Jul 29, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

TheScore has laid off five feature writers and one multimedia producer as it consolidates its mobile and feature-writing team into one group. 

Jul 18, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

From cuts at the CBC to an averted strike at The Globe and Mail and a Canadian journalist imprisoned in Egypt for seven years, a lot happened while J-Source was on summer hiatus. Here’s a recap of all the major news you might have missed.

Jun 19, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

When Tim Bousquet announced he was leaving Halifax weekly The Coast to launch his new venture, there was a lot of buzz. J-Source interviewed the award-winning journalist about the Halifax Examiner.

Jun 18, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Award-winning journalist Tim Bousquet launched the Halifax Examiner, a self-described “independent, adversarial” website that is advertisement-free and behind a paywall. Will subscribers sign up? 

Jun 18, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Canadian Media Guild said 130 jobs it represents will be lost from news operations. 

Jun 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

St. Joseph Communications announced Canadian Family magazine will cease distributing hard copies after its summer issue and become a digital-only publication.

May 28, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Competition Bureau told Transcontinental it must put 34 weekly community newspapers up for sale to maintain healthy competition for advertising sales in local Quebec markets. 

May 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Today, data metrics has replaced editorial instinct, and there are very few questions that remain unanswered about what device readers are choosing or how engaged they with the journalistic content. Except for what is perhaps the biggest question of all: what’s the impact of all this data mining on the quality of journalism? 

May 20, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Newspaper publishers say the legislation could result in a $10-million annual loss, force some community newspapers to close, and result in 300 to 500 job losses in the province. 

May 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Toronto Star union is withdrawing staff bylines and credit lines from Wednesday's print editions to protest what it calls a two-tiered pay scale.

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