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Apr 17, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Global News said it will offer staff buyouts following the announcement that Shaw Communications, its parent company, is laying off 400 employees.

Apr 17, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The $40-million tablet app, which the industry was baffled to see La Presse make available for free, now accounts for nearly 30 per cent of total ad revenue at the newspaper. 

Apr 16, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Global News has announced that it will offer its employees buyouts as well as consolidate its graphics team for online and broadcast. 

Apr 16, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja
Toronto Star/ Photo courtesy of Eric Mark Do

The Toronto Star announced it will hire eight digital journalists who will be paid less than other journalists in the newsroom and is considering another round of editorial buyouts. The Star also laid off 11 full-time page editors and eight staff in the circulation department.

Apr 16, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Globe and Mail is launching a 90-day advertising project for General Electric on its desktop and mobile websites starting April 16. 

Apr 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Twitter Canada’s Steve Ladurantaye, Council of Ontario Universities’ Wendy McCann and National Campus and Community Radio Association’s Shelley Robinson will each sit for a one-year term. 

Apr 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

CBC announced it will cut 657 jobs over the next two years as it grapples with a budget shortfall of $130 million. The public broadcaster also announced it will no longer compete with private broadcasters for professional sports rights. 

Apr 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The media company saw a nine per cent decrease in revenue relative to the same period last year, primarily because of falling print advertising, which decreased by $15.5 million or 14.7 per cent.

Apr 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

CBC matters most in the small places, the ones many Canadians will never visit. It is a window on the outside world for those who live there. And a way of drawing back the curtain for those who don’t, so they can peer inside. Ahead of a CBC employee townhall to discuss budgets, reporter Jody Porter reflects on what the CBC means to her. 

Apr 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Canadian University Press has eliminated its two full-time positions of president and national bureau chief and consolidated the work into one national executive position. 

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