J-Links: Quebec media boss battle; Michelle Dubé replaces Christine Bentley; Carr on quote approval
In Canadian media:
Battle of bosses in Quebec media
On Friday, we showed you a piece by La Presse editor-in-chief André Pratte, where he accused Quebecor of inconsistencies in its stance on the Bell-Astral deal based on the fact that Quebecor itself controls a large share of the market. In his publications this weekend, Quebecor President and CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau responded, saying the piece demonstrated Pratte’s “selective indignation,” and says that a number of groups supporting the Bell-Astral bid do so under a conflict of interest. Peladeau continues, saying that La Presse uses its opinion pages to enforce its business interests.
This morning, La Presse published another piece by Pratte in response to Peladeau’s claims. Gesca, which owns La Presse, submitted its memorandum on the Bell-Astral deal to the CRTC and did not use the opinion pages to further its point of view, he says. Pratte also says that Peledeau did not respond to Pratte’s initial point about Quebecor’s market share.
Longtime CTV Toronto anchor Christine Bentley left the anchor chair with her last newscast on Friday. CTV has announced that reporter and fill-in anchor Michelle Dubé will take the on the role full-time, co-anchoring News at Noon and News at Six with Ken Shaw.
In international media:
Remember: The email will be read before the resume, and an interview is not a one-way conversation. That’s what Meredith Artley, managing editor of CNN digital, wants young journalists to keep in mind when applying for jobs. She lays out her tips for getting hired for the Nieman Lab.
The practice of quote approval that has been outed in the U.S. was a hot topic at last week’s CJF J-Talk with New York Times media columnist David Carr. Carr has addressed the topic, which is “the kind of consideration that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago,” in his latest column.