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J-Links: Bob Johnstone passes away; 2012 Freelance Industry report; Friends’ CBC Town Hall in Halifax

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  In Canadian media: Bob Johnstone dead at 82 Bob Johnstone is a renowned Canadian storyteller; his voice perhaps best known for his “Today in History” radio features, though he worked on all three major mediums over the course of…

Former NFB president Jaques Bensimon has passed away

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Jacques Bensimon, the former president of the National Film Board, has passed away at the age of 69. 

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Lorne Rubenstein: As rare as a double eagle

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When he announced his retirement in July, Lorne Rubenstein was surprised at the reaction he received from readers; he was a unique and invaluable voice in the world of golf, consensus showed. Jeff Krever sat down with Rubenstein to talk about how the 32-year veteran golf columnist began writing on the now-unique beat, and how he changed his mind about retirement, showing he isn’t quite ready to give up writing about the sport he loves.

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Canadian London 2012 press room named after Randy Starkman

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Randy Starkman passed away suddenly in April, but his legacy at the Olympic Games will continue to live on, as it was announced today that the press room at Canada’s Olympic House in Trafalgar Square would be named in his honour.

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Toronto Star legal affairs reporter Tracey Tyler dies of cancer at 50

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Tracey Tyler, the Toronto Star’s long-time legal affairs reporter, passed away shortly before 7 a.m. today at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton at the age of 50.

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A community news start-up: The Saskatoon Express

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They left the big daily in town to start their own community weekly, and Dale Brin and Cam Hutchinson aren't looking back. Angelina Irinici talks to the two men about how their community news start-up came to be and how it is different from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, where Brin and Hutchinson spent many years as publisher and managing editor, respectively.

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Telling your own story: Kamal Al-Solaylee talks Intolerable

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Journalists make a career of telling the stories of other people. But what about when it comes time to tell their own? Jeff Fraser explains how Kamal Al-Solaylee coped with this in the writing of his new book Intolerable, a personal memoir that documents his life as a gay man in the Middle East, his distinguished career and how his stories have affected his family.

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The journalists of the honorary degree class of 2012

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Spring convocation season is well underway, and a number of journalists have received or will be receiving honorary degrees from universities across Canada for their contributions to the industry

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