Tuesday Tabs: fact-checking climate journalism, Hillary’s non-news and the World’s Best Designed Newspapers
News about the news for the week of April 14.
Welcome to Tuesday Tabs, a roundup of headlines at home, down south and elsewhere.
“All that’s left are the newsroom, the journalists, some ad sales and marketing people, and a small green studio with a desk and an anchor.” Steve Faguy speaks to Global News senior vice-president Troy Reeb about the upcoming centralization of its news production for late-night and weekend newscasts to Toronto.
Two major media deals closed in the past couple of days:
- TVA Group Inc.’s (a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc.) acquisition of 14 magazines, three websites and custom publishing contracts from TC Transcontinental.
- Sun Media Corporation’s (also a Quebecor subsidiary) sale of its English-language properties to Postmedia Network.
Over at CanadaLand: can Montreal journalists count?
Social media, quite literally, saved this Toronto film critic’s life.
Fashion and beauty site Refinery 29, now in its 10th year, looks like it’ll follow BuzzFeed and Mashable as it expands to cover more hard-news stories.
Speaking of BuzzFeed: Matthew Ingram weighs in on the controversy surrounding editor-in-chief Ben Smith removing two BuzzFeed articles about Dove and Hasbro—two companies that advertise with or have partnered with the site.
How a group of scientists are working together to annotate—and fact-check—reporting on climate change.
Want to know how U.S. newspapers led with Hillary Clinton’s official bid for president—the most non-breaking of breaking news—on Sunday? Poynter has you covered.
The Society for News Design announced winners of the four World’s Best Designed Newspapers on Saturday: Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter, Belgium’s De Morgen, The Guardian in Britain and Politiken in Denmark.
Reuters Baghdad bureau chief Ned Parker has left Iraq after death threats and intimidation from armed groups followed his reporting of a story about lynching and looting in Tikrit.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression speak out in support of Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar, facing criminal charges for tweeting critically about a February 2015 court decision.
On the rise of podcasting in the Mexican media landscape.
Illustration photo by Andy Ciordia, via Flickr.