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H.G. Watson

Media concentration climbs in Canada as newsrooms shrink
5 years ago

Media concentration climbs in Canada as newsrooms shrink

By  •  News
By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor If the Canadian media landscape is a pie, few people are getting a piece of it right now. “If we look at the mediascape as a whole, the largest players now have a much larger…
New study finds people read printed newspapers—if they are free and delivered directly to them
5 years ago

New study finds people read printed newspapers—if they are free and delivered directly to them

By  •  News, Research
By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor People still read printed newspapers—free ones, at least. A study produced by BrandSpark International and Metroland Media found that about 75 per cent of Ontarians read one of the past four Metroland Media community newspapers…
Liberals release details of budget cuts made in 2012, including several made at CBC
5 years ago

Liberals release details of budget cuts made in 2012, including several made at CBC

By  •  News
By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor Information released by the Liberal government on Feb. 19 details $115 million in cuts to the CBC along with several other services. Budgets for sports programming were scaled back by $2.2 million, and specialty and…
Eduardo Lima wins Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award
5 years ago

Eduardo Lima wins Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award

By  •  News, People
By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor Photojournalist Eduardo Lima is the 2016 winner of the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. “I’m thrilled and honoured for the opportunity to work at The Canadian Press alongside their great team of photojournalists,” said Lima in
While workers strike, Chronicle Herald starts hiring
5 years ago

While workers strike, Chronicle Herald starts hiring

By  •  News, Work
By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor The Chronicle Herald is hiring while its newsroom staff pickets outside. A job ad for multiple team editors and a content writer based in Sydney, N.S., was posted on the Chronicle Herald website. The team…
Live-tweeting the Ghomeshi trial demystifies court process
5 years ago

Live-tweeting the Ghomeshi trial demystifies court process

By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor Many people don’t understand what it’s like for sexual violence survivors to go through the criminal justice system. “Often times, we think that it’s cut and dried,” said Farrah Khan, the sexual violence support and…
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