The Big Issue

Aug 09, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

As southern dailies slash jobs, cancel editions, lay off staff and rush to put up paywalls on content once offered for free, community newspapers, with their close ties to small towns, are proving resilient. Closer to home, enterprising publishers North of 60 are adapting to this new environment. And while the glory days of holding a monopoly over readership are long gone, some newspapers in the North are thriving

May 23, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Where does the truth lie when pro players and reporters work for the same big company? When players and teams can communicate directly with fans on Twitter, what’s left for sports journalists? When sports reporting requires a detailed knowledge of economics, is the story still about the game? Join Steve Maich, publisher and editor-in-chief of Sportsnet magazine, Carly Agro, host and reporter for CBC Sports, Bruce Kidd, champion runner and University of Toronto sports expert, and moderator Bruce Dowbiggin, sports journalist and broadcaster, for a discussion on the challenges facing sports journalism.

May 23, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

From the ethics of chequebook journalism to an analysis of media law, J-Source has the complete package of news and commentary on this explosive story gripping the nation. 

May 23, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Most news organizations have strict policies to not pay for the news. But he question is: can a case be made for public interest that makes paying for the alleged Ford video justifiable? Toronto Star columnist Rose DiManno wants her newspaper to pay for the alleged Rob Ford video reasoning that if the Star doesn’t, the video may be bought by people who would prefer to let it disappear for good. The Province in Vancouver also launched a crowdfunding campaign to access the alleged video. Edward Tubb reports. 

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The Big Issue

edited by PATRICIA ELLIOTT

Every week, we select a timely topic in journalism and explore it as The Big Issue. Patricia Elliott is a freelance magazine journalist, alternative media practitioner and author of The White Umbrella. She currently teaches journalism at The University of Regina.