Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: Labatt threatens to sue The Gazette, Sun TV exec steps down, Conrad Black asks for convictions to be dismissed and the complications of teaching journalism in China. And today’s read: Luka Magnotta to make first appearance in court. 


In Canadian media:

Luka Magnotta poses with Labatt beer, newspaper publishes image, Labatt threatens to sue

Canadian beer company Labatt is threatening to sue the Montreal Gazette after it published a picture of Luka Magnotta holding a Labatt product. The company said it has asked The Gazette to take down the picture numerous times, but the paper refuses.

Wildrose leader’s husband quits job at Sun TV

Veteran journalist David Moretta has stepped down from his position as a senior executive at Sun TV to avoid conflict of interest, says his wife Danielle Smith. Smith is the leader of Wildrose, and was recently defeated in Alberta’s provincial election.

Conrad Black asks for remaining convictions to be dismissed

Media mogul Conrad Black’s lawyers filed a motion yesterday requesting that his remaining convictions be dismissed on the basis that prosecutors deprived Black of his right to an attorney.



In international media:

The New York Times delves into the complications of teaching journalism in China

Lara Farrar has written about the issues that journalism professors face while teaching journalism in China — a government-controlled media.


Today’s read:

Luka Magnotta will make first appearance in Berlin court today

Yesterday, German police apprehended the Canadian man who is suspected of the killing and dismembering of a Chinese university student. Today, Luka Magnotta will make his first appearance in court, which will start the process of his extradition back Montreal.


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.