Tuesday Tabs: TVA layoffs, true crime podcasts and Montreal police brutality
News about the news for the week of June 29.
Welcome to Tuesday Tabs, a roundup of headlines from at home, down south and elsewhere.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and the Canadian Association of Journalists have published a joint letter of concern regarding what the organizations describe as recurring incidents of police brutality against journalists in Montreal over the past three years.
A year after being acquired by TVA Group, publications such as Canadian Living and The Hockey News are seeing some major restructuring, with up to 25 layoffs in marketing, communications and editorial.
For the first time in 14 years, a new commuter paper will be distributed in Toronto’s public transit system as Postmedia wins a distribution bid for the Toronto Transit Commission and GO Transit to offer 24 Hours on its newsstands instead of Metro Toronto.
Globe and Mail editor-in-chief David Walmsley recently conducted a live Q&A with readers via Periscope.
Shortly after launching its HuffPost Live video component, Huffington Post has announced plans to build a 24-hour online video network called HuffPost 24.
“If we structure stories [and] daily work right, we get to build something where the sum is greater than the parts, and give an incentive to keep the daily reporting going.” On the rise of structured journalism.
Inspired by the success of NPR’s Serial, one Atlanta paper has started a true crime podcast of its own.
In the wake of a European court ruling on the “right to be forgotten” that has prompted Google to allow people to request that certain links not show up in Google searches about them, the BBC has started to publish lists of those deleted links. According to the organization’s head of editorial policy: “It’s impossible to have a meaningful debate if you’ve not got an idea about what’s being de-listed.”
In other BBC news, the public broadcaster recently lost air rights to the Olympic Games as of 2022.
The Wall Street Journal recently announced a number of bureau closures internationally, from Europe to Asia. The most recent shuttered bureau: India.
Poynter put together a useful primer on what journalists should know about the banking crisis in Greece.
Illustration photo by Denise Chan, via Flickr.