J-Links for May 22: Award for Gazette reporter, Conrad Black on his comeback, and the UN’s plan for safer journalism
Today’s round-up of media links from Canada and beyond: Postmedia reporter sums up nine years in America, award for Gazette reporter, Conrad Black talks to Peter Mansbridge, and the UN’s plan for journalists safety. And today’s read: a Canadian woman’s tragic end to her dream of climbing Everest.
In Canadian Media:
In his last column, Sheldon Alberts, the Washington correspondent for Postmedia News sums up what it was like to write about United States for the past nine years. From earthquakes to elections, Alberts has covered some of the biggest stories in America.
Montreal Gazette reporter Catherine Solyom was awarded one of the Fédération Professionelle des Journalistes du Québec’s grants in order to research the social and environmental impact that a Canadian mine has on the Andes Mountains.
In his first interview since his May 4 release, Conrad Black chatted with CBC’s anchor Peter Mansbridge about prison, writing, and blasts Mulcair’s allegations that the Tories helped him return to Canada.
In international media:
Director of UNESCO’s Division of Freedom of Expression and media development Guy Berger, outlined the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity during the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas on Sunday. The plan of action offers strategies for journalist’s safety and freedom in both conflict and non-conflict zones.
Toronto’s Shriya Shah-Klorfine knew she wanted to climb Mount Everest ever since she was nine years old. After two years of training and a great amount of sacrifice, she reached the summit on Saturday. However, a few hours after beginning her descent, the 33-year-old died.
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.