Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: Are gore sites frontline journalism? The Spec’s answer to criticism, Trent’s new j-school and soccer match coverage gets expensive. And today’s read: The National Post’s series on Canada’s court system. 


In Canadian media:

Journalism and media studies added to Trent University’s programs

Trent University is partnering with Loyalist College in Belleville to make the journalism program official starting this fall. The program will be split between the two campuses and graduating students will receive a diploma from Loyalist and a degree from Trent.

The Globe and Mail: Are gore sites an example of journalism?

The Globe and Mail’s media reporter Simon Houpt discusses whether gore websites such as are examples of frontline journalism or if they simply push violence further.

Hamilton Spectator’s editor-in-chief comments on reader’s complaints over cartoon, video

After receiving numerous phone calls and e-mails over a published video and cartoon, the Hamilton Spectator’s editor-in-chief Paul Berton comments on whether he thinks news can be ‘in bad taste’ or not.



In international media:

Paying to cover a soccer match? No thanks, says AP, Reuters, AFP

The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse refused to pay a fee for credentials in covering the third-round match of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in El Salvador and Mexico.


Today’s read:

National Post: The issue of repeat offenders in a bogged down court system

In part two of its three-part series, the National Post examines the impact of career criminals in Canada’s crowded courts.

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.