Now on J-Source: Making paywalls work in Canada; Reaction to Postmedia cuts; A Montreal journo on covering protests
TORONTO, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ -
Postmedia cuts jobs, print editions, adds paywalls: The roundup and reaction
For the second time in less than a month, Postmedia's woes are making headlines. Belinda Alzner rounds up the reporting that broke the story, the details about job cuts and the reaction from the publications affected.
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If you build it, will they pay?
The New York Times may be reporting moderate success with its latest attempt at a paywall but, well, it's The New York Times. If Canadian newspapers implementing paywalls — such as Postmedia's The Ottawa Citizen and The Globe and Mail — are to succeed, there's a few things they're going to have to do, according to Jeff Fraser.
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From #manifencours to #manifenbars: The Montreal student protests as told by Justin Ling
Justin Ling has been covering the Montreal student protests for a while — long enough that he's seen the violence against journalists and has been arrested and released (in a very public manner). What has it been like as a freelance journalist covering the protests? He gives his first-person account.
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Happy birthday HuffPo Canada! Five questions for managing editor Kenny Yum
Think The Huffington Post's newsroom is that different from yours? Think again. Belinda Alzner chatted with managing editor Kenny Yum about HuffPost Canada's first year, gaining respect as an original news source and the team's unique approach to social media.
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THE BIG ISSUE
The Quebec student protests against rising tuition fees have been covered around the world, with extensive coverage in Canada as well, including regular news coverage, features, opinion pieces and viral videos. The CBC even created an in-depth, interactive timeline on its website.
Being a journalist covering the protests has been frustrating, and at times, dangerous. Journalists reported being intimidated and bullied by police, the victims of police and protester violence, and some have even been arrested. Student journalists face many issues due to the mere fact that they don't have a press card but agree that though covering the protests has been difficult, they have an advantage, as they themselves, are students.
But now, with talks between student groups and the Quebec government moved behind closed doors, the nightly protests may be getting a little stale.
It may seem that the Montreal student protests have been covered from every angle in every Canadian city, but Bilbo Poynter says for This Magazine that there are definitely things the media has missed.
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» J-Links: Toronto Star in Ford's office; G20 journos arrested illegally; Al Jazeera goes sporty
» J-Links: Behind the scenes at The Globe; Facebook camera; New Orleans to be without a daily paper
» J-Links: CBC's hockey talk for women; HuffPo Canada's bday; Syria's local revolutionary paper
» J-Links: The dark side of journalism; the Middle East lures journos; Facebook's lawsuits
» CBC News Network is hiring for new Vancouver team
» Canadian Online Publishing Awards is accepting entries
» Five questions for CBC Hamilton executive producer Roger Gillespie
» 'Did you see that guy's hair?' CBC's alt-commentary for women draws criticism
» Follow-up: Canadian photojournalist on reintegrating former child soldiers
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