Summary: Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: The National Post’s first lab experiment, Edmonton magazine nominated for 10 awards, Melissa Fung to speak in Vancouver and French reporter freed by captors. And today’s read: Eaton Centre shooting suspect turns himself in.
In Canadian media:
The National Post has created an experiment called National Post Labs to learn more about what a news organization could be moving forward. Their first experiment, Gastropost is designed to get people to share their expertise about food, and isn’t strictly digital.
Launched in the fall of 2010, Eighteen Bridges has only put out four issues to date and only two of those qualified for this year’s National Magazine Awards. Yet, the magazine has nabbed 10 nominations for the awards this Thursday.
While reporting for the CBC in Afghanistan in 2008, Fung was stabbed, kidnapped and help captive by rebels for 28 days. She says the experience is still “really hard to talk about,” but will address some of the thing she learned at a lecture tomorrow in Vancouver.
In international media:
Freelance journalist Romeo Langlois arrived Friday at his home in France after being held captive by Colombia’s FARC rebels since late April. The reporter, who was working for France 24 television, said that he could not complain about the treatment from his captors.
At about 2:30 a.m. this morning a man turned himself him in to Toronto police’s downtown 52 division in relation to the Saturday evening shooting at the Eaton Centre in Toronto.
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.