As a magazine editor, Linda Lewis had to know what her readers wanted to read. But her brilliance was knowing “what her writers could pull out of themselves, even more than we knew ourselves,” recalls one freelancer, mourning Lewis who died Monday from leukemia. She had just turned 52.
Canada's top journalism prize was awarded tonight to Postmedia News and the Ottawa Citizen for what the jury for the Michener award called "the detailed and sustained reporting (that) exposed the use of “robocalls” to mislead and harass voters during the 2011 federal election campaign."
Canada’s famous abortion doctor, who died last week, was a masterful subject for journalists, his biographer recalls. Catherine Dunphy argues although he was womanizer who loved many, the most important love affair in his life was between him and media.
A lot of people think something’s rotten in the way Canadian journalists have handled “crack-gate.” But Ivor Shapiro, chair of Ryerson's School of Journalism, asks since when does an audience need to see the raw evidence for it to be true and believed? His conclusion: pretty well everyone in the press has been doing their job the way they’re supposed to.
The Rob Ford video is not news, it’s only gossip, according to two journalism ethics professors, and the difference is the standards of verification. Romayne Smith-Fullerton and Maggie Jones Patterson argue the public must be wondering what outweighed the search for truth.
Last week's stories about a man who appears to be Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking what might be crack, raises just about every journalistic issue around responsible reporting and libel that there is. Western journalism professor Paul Benedetti says the incident provides a perfect teaching example about what journalists can and cannot say to avoid a libel court case.
You may think chronicling the lives of the dead is either the first or the last job you could have on a newspaper. But after years of writing obituaries for The Globe and Mail, Sandra Martin argues that it taught her there’s “no such thing as an uninteresting or insignificant life.” Martin reflects on how she applied her journalistic approach, pushing for context, insight into strangers’ lives, in her new book, Working the Dead Beat.
In the December/January 2013 issue of More Magazine, editor-in-chief Linda Lewis tells readers she's fighting leukemia. On Wednesday, Transcontinental Media announced this issue would be More's last.