Layoffs, outsourcing and a byline strike: A roundup of news from the Toronto Star
This week, at Canada's largest-circulation daily newspaper: Layoffs; the possibility of print production and the young-journo developing radio room being contracted out; a reporters' byline strike; and a more definitive timeline on the impending paywall. Belinda Alzner rounds up this week in news at the Toronto Star.
Under the same financial pressures as most North American newspapers, the Toronto Star announced Monday it will look to contract out its production and cut jobs, including radio room intern positions that have proven to be valuable in developing young journalism talent in Canada. On Wednesday, the journalists responded with a byline strike that saw the newspaper full of stories written by simply "Star Staff."
Belinda Alzner has rounded up the coverage and the commentary surrounding the cuts, contracts and byline strikes.