Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: Immigration Minister Jason Kenney: journos need to cover both sides, TorStar looks at paywalls but not merging, Ezra Levant violates CBSC ethics code and Russian editor claims death threats to reporter. And today’s read: The Tyee examines how far a good meal can go. 

 

In Canadian media:

Immigration minister publicly reminds journos to be balanced

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney wrote an open letter challenging a La Presse article and reminding journalists to be objective and report both sides of every story.

Toronto Star looking to monetize online news but won’t look to consolidate industry

Although the Toronto Star is considering ways to monetize its online news product – it hasn’t said whether it will go the paywall route — it has decided not to buy other newspapers. In a time when advertisements are being pulled from print and readers are increasingly getting news from online sources, there is no indication that the newspaper industry will consolidate further.

Ezra Levant and Sun News violated code says CBSC

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has ruled that the Sun News Network violated Clause 6 — Full, Fair and Proper Presentation of the CAB Code of Ethics when Ezra Levant told Chicuita Brand International’s vice president “Chinga tu madre.” Levant responded to the ruling on his show yesterday evening.  

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In international media:

Russian newspaper editor claims investigator threatened to kill reporter

Dmitry Muratov, the editor of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta claims that Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin threatened to kill a reporter working for the Novaya Gazeta. Muratov claims that Bastrykin was upset over an article that accused him of failing to punish members of a gang that killed 12 people.

 

Today’s read:

The Tyee reporter: better meals mean fewer 911 calls for people with mental illness

The Tyee reporter Colleen Kimmitt examines the impact that a better, a more nutritious meal can have on people’s moods and behaviours. Research has found that there are fewer 911 calls amongst people living with mental illness once they have been fed a more hearty meal.

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.