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Aug 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Vancouver Observer publisher Linda Solomon plans to expand her online news platform nationally in November.

Aug 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

CTV has cut seven contract positions at W5 and will slash production of its flagship newsmagazine show by up to 40 per cent. 

Aug 13, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Veteran sportscasters Steve Armitage and Mark Lee are the latest high-profile casualties of budget cuts at the CBC.

Aug 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Newsstand sales and paid magazine subscriptions were down 4.8 per cent for Canadian magazines in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to a report from the Alliance for Audited Media.

Jul 31, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Quebecor is creating a new Media Group, consolidating its entertainment and news group, that will be headed by Julie Tremblay. 

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. 

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