Today’s round-up of media links from Canada and beyond: CBC adds hockey talk for women, CTV Ottawa news director wins award, Huffpost Canada's first birthday and a small yet powerful paper in Syria. And today’s read: more than 500 protestors arrested in Montreal last night.
In Canadian media:
During this year’s Stanley Cup finals, the CBC has decided to teem up with an online sportscast and blog for women called While The Men Watch. Viewers can go online and listen to the show, which is hosted by two female friends. The women say it is a unique and fun way to experience sports — or “Sex and the City” meets ESPN, as they say.
Peter Angione, news director of CTV Ottawa will be awarded Radio Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) Distinguished Service Award. The award honours a member who has contributed to the success of RTDNA Canada and will be presenteed during the President’s Awards Gala in Toronto on June 22.
This week marks The Huffington Post Canada's first birthday. The website was first launched in the U.S. in May 2005. Three years later in 2008 it launched local versions in cities like Chicago and New York. After six years the website came to Canada and The Huffington Post Canada was launched on May 26 2011. Check out Kenny Yum’s blog post about the site’s first year.
In international media:
Oxygen is a weekly 12-page magazine put together by a small group of seven amateur journalists in the city of Zabadina, near the Lebanese boarder. It is a mix of humour, commentary, news and art and is dedicated to peaceful resistance.
Montreal police arrested 518 protestors last night, just hours after the Quebec government announced it will be tougher on students and set conditions for any further negotiations. Education Minister Michelle Courchesne said there will be no return to the bargaining table for students.
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.