TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ -
The top journalism stories of 2013
It was a year of major upheaval for the journalism industry. J-Source
rounded up the biggest journalism and Canadian media stories of
2013—from the so-called "Crackgate" saga to Sun News Network losing its
bid for mandatory carriage to the cancellation of five newspapers'
Labour Day print editions.
Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale continuing with libel suit despite
Mayor Rob Ford's apology
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized to Star reporter Daniel Dale during a city council meeting, saying he did not
mean to suggest Dale was a pedophile. But the reporter says Ford's
statement didn't come close to being a sufficient apology and
retraction, and he intends to continue with his libel suit. Associate
editor Tamara Baluja reports.
Queen's Journal claims student government cut advertising after
The relationship between student newspapers and student governments is
often complex, but when the Queen's University Alma Mater Society
decided to pull advertising from The Queen's Journal, the relationship became particularly strained. The AMS maintains that
the decision was made for financial reasons, while the editors at the Journal thinks it was because of its unflattering coverage of the AMS. Student
Lounge editor Mary-Katherine Boss reports.
Andrew Cash's urban worker strategy bill tackles unpaid internships
The NDP MP wants Ottawa to create strong, national legislation to tackle
unpaid internships. His strategy seeks to get the federal government on
track to clarify its rules and encourage the provinces to commit to a
single, strict standard that outlines how employers can take on
interns, writes Justin Ling.
The future of community journalism spells economic survival of rural
Local news media can and should be seen as playing a critical role if
rural communities hope to be resilient in the face of economic
upheaval, writes J-Source innovation editor Rob Washburn in the final part of this three-part weekly series on community
Crowdsourcing tips on Canadian Broadcasters Facebook group
Trying to improve your storytelling or looking for some tips on how to
kick your camera work up a notch? Look no further than Canadian
Broadcasters—a Facebook group created by two photojournalists that is
crowdsourcing constructive critiques. CTV photojournalist Simon Jones explains why he co-founded the group.
IN THE NEWS
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Save the Date: The January 23 CJF J-Talk Turning Digital Into Dollars will feature Phillip Crawley, publisher of The Globe and Mail; John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star; Gerry Nott, senior vice-president of the eastern region, Postmedia Network; André Pratte, editorial pages editor of La Presse; and moderator Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University,
discussing revenue models for newspapers in this digital age. Ticket
sales open in January via the CJF J-Talks page.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
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