News about the news for the week of April 28.

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


How to announce a magazine’s regime change after 25 years in editorial management? Geist magazine has some pretty good ideas.

Over at D. B. Scott’s Canadian Magazines blog, it looks as though the Western Magazine Awards, running since 1983, may have been suspended due to funding cuts from Heritage Canada.

“Shaw Media calls it innovative and transformative. Critics and the union calls it cost-cutting at the expense of local programming. What the CRTC calls it might become an issue.” Steve Faguy follows up on Global News’ restructuring of local newscasts.

We’re number eight! We’re number eight! According to Reporters Without Borders, Canada has climbed 10 spots from last year’s 18th position on the World Press Freedom Index. 



In case you haven’t heard: getting paid in journalism is hard these days. Just ask this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who recently switched to working in PR to pay his rent.

What’s your stance on editorial policies that bleep or star out curse words? The Wall Street Journal did something a little different with sports columnist Jason Gay last week by turning censored words into an interactive.

“Everyone knows the White House Correspondents Association dinner is broken,” writes Patrick Gavin in Politico. “What started off decades ago as a stately formal celebration of the best of presidential reporting has morphed into a four-day orgy of everything people outside the Beltway hate about life inside the Beltway.”

Speaking of political reporting, the Columbia Journalism Review has a column from David Uberti on the impact using fact-checking as a narrative structure can have on campaign journalism.



After raising over a million dollars to launch an online magazine, Krautreporter is funnelling its crowd-funding success into a crowd-funding platform specifically for media projects

The Guardian may have nearly two centuries of publishing experience under its belt, but its new executive editor of digital believes the paper is today experiencing may of the same challenges as a startup company.

Poynter has set up a useful list of resources for reporters covering the Nepal earthquake. 

The New York Times reports that efforts by the Japanese government to stifle political news coverage seem to be working.

Illustration photo by Denise Chan, via Flickr.