Broadcast journalist, war correspondent and independent filmmaker Michael Maclear has been named as this year’s recipient of the Canadian Journalism Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
This week, at Canada's largest-circulation daily newspaper: Layoffs; the possibility of print production and the young-journo developing radio room being contracted out; a reporters' byline strike; and a more definitive timeline on the impending paywall. Belinda Alzner rounds up this week in news at the Toronto Star.
Yesterday, the big news out of the Toronto Star was the dozens of jobs the company intends to slash as it looks to outsource some of its print production in the face of declining revenue. But tucked away at the end of a paragraph in a memo from the union that represents Star employees was the fact the company is also looking at contracting out its radio room, in an attempt to cut costs.
The Toronto Star told staff on Monday that it intends to cut jobs and outsource copy editing and print page production in the face of revenue challenges that have become commonplace in the newspaper industry.
Jorge Barrera, a reporter for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, has been named the winner of the 2012 J-Source Newsperson of the Year Award for his investigative work in First Nations communities and his outstanding, multi-platform reporting on the Idle No More movement.
Newsana wants to elevate the conversation and create a curation community that provides meaning to its members. Belinda Alzner caught up with co-founder Ben Peterson to ask about how they hope to capture the Internet’s short attention span and who Newsana will be beneficial for.
Join us Thursday at 6:30 p.m. EST for the CJF J-Talk on Twitter, journalism and getting it right in a fast-paced news world with Andy Carvin, Mathew Ingram, Esther Enkin.
Stick around after the talk, when the winner of the J-Source Newsperson of the Year award will be announced. Our jury has selected a shortlist of five stellar nominees from an initial list of nearly 30 candidates, as submitted by our readers. Check out J-Source's profiles of each of the shortlisted nominees.
Toronto Star public editor Kathy English tackles the notion that Twitter is to blame for errors made in real-time reporting. Laying such fault on a medium is “too simplistic,” she writes.
A $15,000 bursary is available for a field research and a reporting trip by an early-career Canadian journalist.
After 18 years at The Globe and Mail, Stephen Northfield is leaving the newspaper to become Human Rights Watch’s director of digital media in New York City.