News about the news for the week of June 22.

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More change is happening at Postmedia, as buyouts have been announced at two of its West Coast papers, the Vancouver Province and Vancouver Sun, and Chief Operating Officer Wayne Parrish announced his departure from the company as of June 30.

On week two of the John Furlong defamation trial, the defence is now opening its case. A few reports from this week:

“One advice: if your phone rings and you suspect it’s a reporter, you don’t have to answer.” A CBC Nova Scotia reporter’s freedom-of-information request on his own media inquiries regarding the death of a Correctional Services Canada inmate revealed a concerted effort to ignore the reporter’s phone calls and emails regarding the incident



Poynter has an arresting collection of A1 pages that led with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s call for the state to take down the Confederate flag from its current place in the statehouse in the wake of the Charleston shootings.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States kicked out all interns from media companies from its offices after catching a young reporter from CNN wearing a GoPro camera on his chest in the court’s Public Information Office. It turns out the debacle was entirely an accident; the intern’s camera was a holdover from another assignment he was working on for his employer.

“When it comes to featuring a balance of men and women, PBS is undoubtedly leading the pack.” The Huffington Post explains how.

D.C.-area freelancers take note: The Washington Post recently debuted an online platform to help its newsroom link editors with freelance reporters worldwide whose expertise fits with the kinds of stories they’re looking to assign.



Google launched its media-focused resource News Lab this week, a collection of tools and tutorials on how to use them to tell online stories—from Maps to Google Earth, Fusion Tables and more.

Speaking of tech giants getting into the journalism game: Apple Inc. is looking to hire journalists to help develop and produce a new news app.

Dr. Anthony Feinstein, a world-leading expert on the psychological effects journalists experience from working in war zones, has a feature in the Globe and Mail discussing the experiences of one journalist who covered the Yugoslav Wars 20 years ago.

The Atlantic profiles James Hyman, a U.K.-based marketer and media entrepreneur who also happens to own the world’s largest collection of magazines.