Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: On repurposing published work in Canada vs. U.S., Olympic viewer numbers released, National Post’s graphics editor shows readers how to pack for war and Cosmopolitan magazine editor dies at 90. And today’s read: American historian says Canada has six distinct cultural zones. 

 

In Canadian media:

Allegations against Mark Steyn for repurposing previously published work

With the recent high-profile cases of plagiarism and recycling previously published work, artist and adjunct professor Carol Wainio wonders why Canadian journalists, especially Maclean’s writer Marc Steyn, aren’t held to the same standards of those in the United States. Wainio cites examples of some of Steyn’s work that appears to be repurposed. (When contacted by J-Source for comment on the story, Maclean's declined)

Viewer stats released for Olympic Games

Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium released viewer numbers and the London 2012 closing ceremony has become the most watching Summer Olympics broadcast on record in Canada. The Olympic Broadcast Consortium delivered more than 5,550 hours of coverage of the Games and over 95 per cent of the population tuned in during the Games.

How to pack for war: Graphics editor shows what he’s bringing on his trip to Afghanistan

The National Post’s graphics editor, Richard Johnson, is travelling back to Afghanistan for the third time to spend time with the International Security Assistance Force troops. As an artist and journalist he writes and draws a list of what he’ll be bringing on the trip.

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In international media:

Former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown dies at 90

Longtime editor of the women’s magazine Cosmopolitan, Helen Gurley Brown, died yesterday at a New York hospital after brief hospitalization, Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack Jr. said in a statement. The 90-year-old editor empowered women through the magazine that was filled with articles to help readers get the most out of life.

 

Today’s read:

Historian says Canada has six distinct cultural zones

American historian and journalist Colin Woodward has an interesting and different take on the provinces that make up Canada. According to Woodward Canada is actually six nations, with only two (Newfoundland and Labrador and what he calls “First Nation”) that are entirely Canadian — the rest are part of the United States. For an example, what he calls “The Midlands” include west of southern New Jersey, the Great Plains, Manitoba and most of Ontario.