J-Links for July 16: Colourless sports commentary; A day in the life of journos; YouTube for news
Today's media links from Canada and beyond: Ottawa Citizen columnist David Warren's final column, less is more in sportscasting, CBC to pay more than $19,000 in unauthorized usage of photos, new book on journos around the globe. And today's read: Pew report says YouTube has become a major news platform.
In Canadian media:
David Warren on two leaves — the BBC’s from Bush House and his from the Citizen
David Warren’s final column appeared in the final Sunday edition of The Ottawa Citizen yesterday. The self-declared “right-wing hack” used his last inches of newsprint to touch on the transformation of the BBC over the years as the news service moved out of Bush House last week.
Sports columnist says less is more when it comes to sportscasting
The Montreal Gazette’s Mike Boone says that solo sportscasting, which was the choice for FIFA during the Euro 2012 tournament, enhanced the game rather than left it lacking. TSN used the FIFA feed to broadcast the soccer tournament, and Boone says the absence of two or more commentators who would usually provide analysis and “colour” didn’t take away from the game but perhaps made it better as viewers could absorb the game on their own.
CBC to pay photojournalist over the unauthorized use of photos of 9/11
When CBC used an American photojournalist’s photos of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in a documentary, it didn’t have proper authorization. Now, the Federal Court of Canada has ordered the CBC to pay the photojournalist more than $19,000, only a fraction of the journalist’s $21.5 million copyright infringement claim.
In international media:
Telling book on a day in the life of journos from around the world
Ever wonder what a journalist across the world is experiencing on a regular day? A new book called 24 hours in journalism aims to have the answer. The book, written by newspaper and former magazine editor John Dale, is based on diaries kept by journalists from around the globe about their activities on February 8.
YouTube has become a major new platform: Pew report
The viewing of huge news events like the Japanese tsunami, Middle East turmoil and the death of Osama bin Laden was watched by tens of millions of people worldwide — on YouTube, The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism found. The website has become a major source of news, giving viewers a “new kind of visual journalism.
Angelina King is a freelance journalist who works as a reporter for CTV News Channel in Toronto. She previously reported for CTV in her hometown of Saskatoon and is a graduate of Ryerson University's journalism program. Angelina has a special interest in court and justice reporting, but is always grateful to share a human interest story. You can reach her at: @angelinakCTV.