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Canadian University Press appoints three industry pros to board of directors

Twitter Canada’s Steve Ladurantaye, Council of Ontario Universities’ Wendy McCann and National Campus and Community Radio Association’s Shelley Robinson will each sit for a one-year term. 

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Why CUP needs to die

I am a proud CUPpie and always will be, writes Robert Murray, but somewhere in the past decade, the Canadian University Press lost its way. When the large papers didn’t get the say they felt they deserved, they left the organization, taking their revenues and resources with them. What those papers left behind was a trail of infighting and petty attacks that brought the needs of individuals ahead of the needs of the group.

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Why my unpaid internship worked for me

Unpaid internships are not “free” work since you still get something valuable out of it—a byline, writes Andrew Snook.

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CUP restructures further, relinquishes control of NASH conference

The Canadian University Press has eliminated its two full-time positions of president and national bureau chief and consolidated the work into one national executive position. 

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Canadian University Press launches fundraising campaign to save itself

The Canadian University Press has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $50,000 to save itself. The newswire in dire financial straits, and if the money cannot be raised, it will likely shut down. 

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Canadian University Press in financial crisis

The newswire, which is a non-profit co-operative of Canadian campus newspapers, will lay off 12 part-time staff, effective March 1. CUP has a projected deficit of $7,000 for this year and if it cannot fundraise $50,000 in a campaign starting next week, the cooperative will likely shut down. 

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CUP memo on laying off part-time staff

The Canadian University Press has laid off 12 of its part-time staff. 

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Grassroots organization launches toolkit for reporting on sexual assault
8 years ago

Grassroots organization launches toolkit for reporting on sexual assault

With the prevalence of media stories on sexual assault issues, it is becoming increasingly important for journalists to know how to report in a way that is supportive of sexual assault survivors. A feminist organization recently released a media toolkit outlining the ways journalists can change their language and approach to reporting on sexual assault in a way that doesn't reinforce rape culture. 

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Finding a job using LinkedIn: top 5 tips for journalists
9 years ago

Finding a job using LinkedIn: top 5 tips for journalists

A complete LinkedIn profile makes all the difference when journalists are looking for work, says social media strategy consultant Neal Schaffer, author of Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success

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Brunswickan gets reprieve to continue publishing for five more weeks
9 years ago

Brunswickan gets reprieve to continue publishing for five more weeks

The University of New Brunswick campus newspaper has been unable to put out a print edition following a strike by professors, instructors and librarians. But a new deal with the Canadian University Press’ national advertising partner, Free Media, means the Brunswickan has enough money to publish print editions for at least the next five weeks.

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