J-Links for May 17: Gov’t wants ‘reasonable’ interview requests, CBC Music, and traffic reporting.
Today’s round-up of media links from Canada and beyond: CBC Music a good thing for Canada, journalists interviewing scientists (or not), the good and bad of traffic reporting and a popular journalist’s kidnapping ends in death. And today’s read: A frustrated 29-year-old writes to The Globe and Mails’s Rob Carrick.
In Canadian media:
Toronto Star reporter thinks CBC’s new music service is good for Canadian musicians and listeners
CBC’s new music service streams 40 web radio stations online, including 29,000 different artists and 130,000 Canadian songs. But it is not Can-con in its entirety, which has prompted an official complaint to the CRTC from major players who say it’s unfair. But Dan Tapscott says that isn’t so.
Peter Kent says scientists will give interviews if journos make ‘reasonable requests’
At a special session at the House of Commons yesterday, environment minister Peter Kent defended a government policy that controls interviews given by federal scientists. He said they allow “thousands of interviews” every year, but believes that a demand to meet a one-hour deadline is “simply not acceptable.”
Is traffic reporting helpful? The Toronto Star debates.
The Star’s Wheels section has a debate page filled with videos, discussion and articles whether or not traffic reporting works. Readers can participate by voting and commenting on which side they agree with.[node:ad]
In international media:
Popular Honduras journalist kidnapped and found dead
The body of popular HRN radio news director Alfredo Villatoro was found Tuesday evening in the country’s capital Tegucigalpa. Honduras’ president has offered over $150,000 for information relating to the killing of Villatoro. He had been shot in the head and for unknown reasons, was dressed in the uniform of an elite police force.
In a response to a Globe and Mail column: a 29-year-old’s dead end job search
Rob Carrick of The Globe and Mail received an e-mail from a 29-year-old responding to last week’s column on the relationship between baby boomers and today’s young adults and who has/had it harder in terms of becoming financially independent. The e-mailer writes about his frustrations on finding a job in today’s economy.
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.