News about the news for the week of May 12.

Welcome to Tuesday Tabs, a roundup of headlines at home, down south and elsewhere.


The Toronto Star got into more detail about what wasn’t working well with its recently removed paywall at International News Media Association World Congress this week.

“PTSD is not a disorder but an injury that should be rebranded.” The Langara Journalism Review takes an in-depth look at the side-effects of a type of trauma many journalists face.

Toronto Star reporter and accessibility rights champion Barb Turnbull died on Sunday, prompting an outpouring of response from the journalists, editors and more whom she’d inspired. 

Postmedia announced the launch of National Post Radio, a daily news talk show that will air on SiriusXM Canada as of this week.

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy is suing his former employer, Al Jazeera, for $100 million USD in damages due to what he claims is negligence on the broadcaster’s part during his incarceration in Egypt.



At the London Review of Books, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh writes a 10,000-word takedown of how the international press was misled by the U.S. government on key details surrounding the killing of Osama Bin Laden. 

“If someone had told me before I started that I would be speaking to people who don’t speak my language, are in the country illegally, don’t have licenses, have every reason to never talk to me, I don’t know if I would have done this story.” New York Times’s Sarah Maslin Nir talks about the reporting process of last week’s investigative feature on working conditions in New York nail salons. 

Nir’s nail salon feature was notable for another reason: it was published in four different languages to acknowledge the sources and translators that were involved in the story. The Columbia Journalism Review looks at why translating stories when reporting on groups that don’t speak the majority language is a good idea.

The times we live in: The 2016 presidential election could go down as the first in US history to be captured by drones.



Do newspaper endorsements affect the way readers vote? A London media researcher attempts to answer that question with an analysis of British election coverage.

A U.S. Senate panel discussed international media’s role in exaggerating ISIS activity through social media reporting—a topic also covered by the Ryerson Review of Journalism this year.

Illustration photo by Denise Chan, via Flickr.