J-Links: CJFE names Press Freedom Award winners; Where's Wente on the bad-journo continuum?; Koppel on partisan journalism
In Canadian media:
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression has named its winners of the 2012 International Press Freedom Awards. Mae Azango of Liberia and Rami Jarrah of Syria will receive the awards at the organization’s 15th annual gala, which will be held Dec. 5 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The link above contains more information about each of the award winners and their dedication to journalism and reporting on sensitive – and at times, dangerous – issues in their respective communities.
On the continuum of “misbehaving journalists,” Toronto Life has given Margaret Wente a 3 out of 10. The magazine’s blog compares Wente to other journalists who have been caught doing things they shouldn’t have journalistically done, and puts her at a solid 3 out of 10, making her infractions only worse than CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
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In all the talk about the role of a public editor that Canadian journalists have been having this week, it seems appropriate to point out Craig Silverman’s interview with The New York Times’ former public editor Arthur Brisbane. The two discussed the challenges of the job, the controversial ‘truth vigilantes’ column and why he won’t comment on how Margaret Sullivan does the job.
Today’s read (/watch):
I’ll let the video speak for itself.