J-Links for June 8: Alberta’s court on what makes a journo; Red Fisher’s retirement; Canada’s up-and-down job market
Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: Alberta’s court weighs in on what makes a journalist, Red Fisher retires after 58 years, Quebec media receives suspicious packages and Africa’s new African Health Journalists Association. And today’s read: Canada’s job market hits a lull.
In Canadian media:
In the Internet age who are the actual journalists? Alberta’s court of appeal has an idea
The Alberta court ruled on a case last month involving Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner and the United Food and Commercial Workers. The union shot a video and photographs of employees crossing the picket line and when they complained about the breach of privacy the union said it was for ‘journalist purposes.’ The court weighed in on its idea of what makes a journalist a journalist.
Montreal sports journo retires after 58 years
Montreal Gazette’s editor-in-chief writes about what it was like to work with veteran hockey journalist Red Fisher. Fisher has announced he has written his last column after an almost 60-year career.
Quebec media and politicians receive suspicious ‘white powder’ packages
Quebec provincial police are investigating suspicious packages sent to Quebec media organizations and politicians. The packages allegedly come from a group called Armed Revolutionary Forces of Quebec, but a spokesman says the group has not been active for a number of years.
In international media:
Africa’s first continent-wide professional associated of health journalists
A group of journalists from across Africa have come together to create the African Health Journalists Association. The group aims to increase the quality and quantity of health reporting in the continent so people can make healthy life choices.
What goes up must come down: Canada’s job market had strong two months, now falling
After two steady months of gains in the job market, Canadians felt a freeze in hiring in May. According to Statistics Canada on Friday, the economy created 7,700 jobs last month and the jobless rate stayed at 7.3 per cent.
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.