Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: CTV News’ app helps cottagers on their way, the Star wants to fix your problems, RTDNA’s new conference app and Greek journos refuse to call it quits. And today’s read: a story of a son and mother finding each other after 25 years.
In Canadian media:
CTV’s newly launched app, CTV News Cottage Traffic App, gives personalized, timely audio updates on traffic to people driving through Barrie and heading north — as far as Huntsville and Parry Sound.
The Toronto Star is asking its readers to send in requests for help in a variety of different issues — ranging from retirement savings to a refund on a bad flight experience. The newspaper will spend a week solving readers’ problems starting on Saturday July, 7.
The Association of Electronic Journalists is releasing an app to go along with next week’s National Conference. The RTDNA mobile app will help those attending the conference to plan their day and keep up-to-date on events and alerts during the conference.
In international media:
Journalists working for Greece’s second largest paper, Eleftherotypia, haven’t been paid since last August. They are coming together to publish a third — and possibly final — special edition paper a day before the country’s general election re-run.
The miraculous story of a then-five-year-old Indian boy who was separated from his older brother on a train ride who has found his family again after 25 years.
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.