Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: Jan Wong’s memoir a hit, an award-winning essay, Calgary Herald columnist: bleak future for journos, and pricey links. And today’s read: journalists discuss the significance of the student uprising. 

 

In Canadian media:

Jan Wong’s memoir debuts at No. 10 on bestseller list

Launched on May 5, former Globe and Mail reporter Jan Wong’s self-published, non-fiction memoir titled Out of the Blue: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness has made it to No. 10 this week of The Toronto Star’s bestseller list

Award-winning essay: citizen journalism, “filter bubbles,” conflicts of private owned media

An essay by Regan Burles is the winner of the 2012 Dalton Camp Award for observations on the link between democracy and media.

Calgary Herald columnist: the harsh reality of Postmedia cuts hit hard

Stephen Ewart of the Calgary Herald writes an opinion piece about his thoughts on the future of journalism and its reporters, after recent cuts in the industry, including Postmedia.

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In international media:

Think paywalls are bad? Irish Newspaper Organization asks charity to pay to link

After Women’s Aid, an Irish women’s charity, posted a few links to article on the Irish Examiner’s website the charity was in for quite a surprise. According to the Irish Newspaper Licensing Organization you need to pay to link to the papers.

 

Today’s Read:

Francophone journos discuss how the student protests are shaping Quebec

Prominent francophone journalists Jacques Godbout and Carole Beaulieu, both of L'actualité, along with a political scientist, examine the history and significance of the Montreal student protests in an interview with CBC.ca.

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.