Now on J-Source: CP goes private; BP coverage; public inquiries

TORONTO, July 7 /CNW/ -

IN THE NEWS: http://www.j-source.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=4

    
    (xx)ZoomerMedia acquires Vision TV
    (xx)Former CTV CEO Murray Chercover passes away
    (xx)Black Press buyout shuts down Nelson, Prince Rupert papers
    (xx)Former Times blogger joins Guardian
    (xx)Torstar, CTVglobemedia and Gesca to take over Canadian Press
    (xx)Canwest newspaper chain to be called Postmedia Network
    (xx)Black Press buys 11 publications in B.C.
    (xx)CJFE conducting survey on G20 incidents
    (xx)Four journalists file police complaints
    (xx)Larry King to leave CNN
    (xx)Ian Brown wins trio of literary awards
    (xx)CP24 smashes ratings records with G20 coverage
    (xx)Journalist becomes temporary medic during G20
    (xx)CTV leads world's broadcasters with 88 awards at 2010 Promax/BDA
        awards
    

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TOWN HALL

(xxx)CP goes private(xxx)

The sale of the non-profit Canadian Press to a trio of private companies may give the news service a much-needed influx of money to back its cutting-edge approach to news, writes Kelly Toughill. Or it might kill the company's ability to innovate altogether.

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

(xxx)The 65ft rule: Media and the BP spill(xxx)

As the cleanup of BP's massive oil spill continues, the U.S. Coast

Guard has created a blanket rule that keeps everyone - including the media - at least 65 feet away from oiled wildlife, response ships and BP's boom. Partnered with BP's tight restrictions on media access, what does this rule mean for accountability? Tanya Gulliver, who travelled to the oil-soaked Grand Isle, reports.

BOOK REVIEWS

(xxx)The conduct of public inquiries(xxx)

Whether its about G20, Air India or Mulroney-Schreiber, good, bad or indifferent public inquiries make news and reporters are sent to cover them, Peter Rehak writes. Yet, relatively little has been written that would help a journalist deal with such an assignment. Until now, that is.

STUDENTS' LOUNGE

(xxx)Editor's in distress(xxx)

Low pay, high anxiety, long hours and short-staffed. Ah, the life of today's magazine editor. This week we feature Whitney Wager's story from the summer issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism.

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