Mike Cassese, the award-winning photojournalist who shot for Reuters and was a former Toronto Sun photographer, died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 53 on Dec. 27.
Laurier LaPierre, a retired senator and Canadian broadcaster, best known for co-hosting CBC’s This Hour has Seven Days in the 1960s, has died at 83, CBC reports.
D.B. Scott has reported that Dan Rubinstein, acting editor of Canadian Geographic, is leaving the magazine to “write and take on a contract with the Canada Foundation for Innovation.”
Roger Gillespie has joined YourHamiltonBiz.com, a new Torstar-owned Star Media Group business news site, as its managing editor.
The Toronto Star experimented with a graphic novel representation of reporter Katie Daubs' two-week stay indoors and in Toronto's underground PATH system. It was a multi-platform project with maps, videos, photos and more. Here, Daubs answers some of Eric Mark Do’s questions about the experience.
Stephen Ward will become the director of the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland, Oregon, which is part of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism.
Esther Enkin will take over as Ombudsman of CBC’s English services on January 1, 2013. She replaces Kirk Lapointe, who has held the role since October 2010. Lapointe will remain in a capacity to assist with the transition.
Marni Soupcoff has joined Huffington Post Canada as its managing editor of blogs.