Now on J-Source: End of era with Globe and Mail buyouts; CJFE calls for investigation after Toronto Star reporter arrested; CityNews Channel shuts down

TORONTO, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ -


End of era: Shocking number of great talent leaves The Globe and Mail
By Dan Westell
It can't do any good to lose the number and quality of people on The Globe and Mail list, writes a former Globe staffer and Ryerson University journalism professor. But the media owners are desperate to find a way to make money in a digital world, and cutting costs - although not a viable long-term strategy - might provide the breathing room to find a formula for profit.

Demand for local television news coverage still strong despite abrupt closing of CityNews Channel
By Ellin Bessner
The abrupt closing of CityNews Channel last week came at an inopportune time for news consumers in the Greater Toronto Area, because it happened while appetite for local news coverage is stronger than usual, writes a Centennial College broadcast journalism professor.

CJFE calls for investigation after Toronto Star reporter arrested for photographing Union Station scuffle
By Grant Buckler
The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression is calling for an investigation after the Toronto Star says a police arrested a reporter, put him in a headlock and handcuffed him for taking pictures after a transit officer was injured in a scuffle at Union Station.

How Turtle Island News grew from its launch in a basement to an award-winning native weekly
By Tamara Baluja
Lynda Powless launched Turtle Island News in the basement of her home on Six Nations reserve 19 years, using her last paycheque from CBC to pay for printing. Since then, the native weekly newspaper has grown to become a leader on reporting aboriginal news. Turtle Islands News is nominated for a Canadian Journalism Foundation Award for Excellence in the Small-media category, to be awarded June 13. J-Source sat down for a Q&A with Powless.

Book review: Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis: Pioneer Journalist of the Canadian West
By Mary Baxter
In her new book, University of Alberta professor Patricia Demers examines the legacy of Miriam Green Ellis, an all-but-forgotten agricultural reporter from the Prairies who refused to be confined to the "women's pages." J-Source's agricultural editor reviews the book and says Demers should be lauded for her eye-opening book. 



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CJF Awards: David Carr, business columnist and culture reporter for The New York Times, will accept the CJF Honorary Tribute on behalf of the Times editorial team at the 16th Annual CJF Awards.

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