J-Links for June 25: Beware of superlatives; Question Period’s anchor says farewell; Vatican hires journo
Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: Kathy English on superlatives in reporting, CTV’s Question Period’s Craig Oliver says good-bye, Ralph Klein receiving the Order of Canada and one journo’s career switch to working for the Vatican. And today’s read: meet the woman with a huge twitter voice in Canadian politics.
In Canadian media:
Toronto Star public editor warns young journos: “beware of superlatives”
Kathy English, The Star’s public editor gives some advice to young journalists on using superlatives after one reporter’s story was published. Noor Javed wrote that a Toronto dance studio was Canada’s longest running privately owned one. The Star received plenty of feedback, ultimately proving that fact wrong.
CTV’s Question Period anchor says good-bye
Veteran broadcaster Craig Oliver has said farewell as an anchor of CTV’s Question Period. Although he’s left the show, Oliver hasn’t retired just yet. On his final show, which aired Sunday, the 73-year-old told viewers he would appear on the program’s media panel as well as report from Parliament Hill for CTV.
Award-winning journalist on journo Ralph Klein and the Order of Canada
Journalist and author David Climenhaga shares his thoughts on the reports that journalist and politician Ralph Klein will receive the Order of Canada.[node:ad]
In international media:
Fox News Rome correspondent hired by Vatican
Greg Burke has been a Fox News correspondent in Rome covering the Vatican since 2001. He’ll be leaving the network to work for as the Vatican’s senior communications adviser as the governing body is attempting to revamp its communications strategy.
The Toronto Star introduces political tweeter with over 100,000 tweets
Min Reys’s twitter page has over 7,000 followers and 100,000 tweets in 18 months. She has a huge influence on conversations concerning Canadian politics. And Samara said that she was mentioned the most mentioned tweeter in #cdnpoli (the hashtag for Canadian politics).