Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro makes surprise appearance on Power & Politics, CRFC boosts funding for local programming, Tim Knight on remember Peter Jennings and HuffPost launches in Spain. And today’s read: this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners share their stories.
In Canadian media:
Dean Del Mastro, the Conservative MP who is leading the party’s defence in the robocalls scandal, found out yesterday from Postmedia reporter Stephen Maher that Elections Canada is looking into allegations that he himself violated election law. In a surprise move, he showed up to CBC’s Power & Politics, to defend himself, but provided few answers to host Evan Soloman’s questions.
Huffington Post Canada’s media columnist Tim Knight writes about his memories of the late Peter Jennings who will be paid tribute to at tonight’s Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Excellence in Journalism awards gala.
Thirty-five campus and community radio stations will be increasing their programming as the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) is boosting funding by a quarter-million dollars.[node:ad]
In international news:
The journalists go behind-the-scenes and talk about how their award-winning pieces came to be.
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.