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Aug 26, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Sproule, the former director of digital at CBC, is launching a new site that generates short videos that don’t align with users’ interests.  

Aug 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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

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 28, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court allowed reporters use Twitter during a sexual assault trial and says he “couldn’t get over how well it had worked.”

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 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Technology was supposed to help writers and editors aggregate stories from other sites more quickly and easily. What happened?

Jun 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It’s encouraging to know that critics on social media were interested in viewing content from Brunswick News newsrooms. It’s not so encouraging to know some people didn't want to pay even 99 cents for it, writes Brunswick News ombudswoman Patricia Graham.

Jun 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Do media outlets have a civic duty to relay information in a public emergency and lower their paywalls? Or should readers always pay for journalism? In this case, Kyle Brown says Brunswick News hurt its reputation by not lowering its paywall. 

May 29, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

There’s a real science to writing click-bait headlines and its hold on audiences should not be undermined. But assessing success by measuring audiences leads to chasing clicks and that is a downward spiral into the online abyss of celebrity culture, consumerism, sports, trends and the occasional real news item, most typically something shocking and tragic, writes Paul Benedetti.

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