TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ -
Vancouver Sun's supposed handling of Amanda Todd coverage raises ethical
The Vancouver Sun won the 2013 Jack Webster Award for Best Reporting of the Year in Print
for its coverage of Amanda Todd, who committed suicide after posting a
video about being bullied. But a blog post by Todd's mother, Carol, in Huffington Post Canada that described how the Sun's stories came about and her relationship with the reporters raised
some eyebrows. Langara College journalism ethics professor Ross Howard explains how the Sun, Carol Todd and Huffington Post Canada responded, while Mount Royal University journalism professor Brad Clark looks at some of the ethical concerns this issue raised.
How Postmedia live-blogged the senators' suspension debate
In this behind-the-scenes look, Postmedia News reporters Jordan Press and Mike De Souza explain how they tag-teamed to cover the rapidly evolving senators'
suspension debate. They explain the technical and logistical problems
they encountered along the way, as well as the techniques that served
Should media pay for news?
The Toronto Star insisted the $5,000 purchase of the video showing mayor Rob Ford saying
he wanted to kill someone was different than if it had bought the crack
video. In this case, the money went to a good family with no criminal
connections, and the Star decided to grab the video before it disappeared like the crack-smoking
video nearly did. But what about the ethics of chequebook journalism?
And is it really the same thing as paying a citizen photographer?
Langara journalism professor Ross Howard offers his take.
Halifax's News 95.7 faces upheaval after Rogers Media layoffs
News 95.7 is reeling from 11 layoffs and programming changes on
Tuesday that turned its schedule on its head. The news talk radio
station will lose the popular Maritime Morning and Maritime Morning Weekend Edition shows. Natascia Lypny reports.
Covering council: how to survive as a rookie reporter
Municipal politics can be a tough beat to cover, especially for a new
reporter. Katie Starr, the council reporter for Norfolk News in southwestern Ontario and recent graduate of Western University's
journalism program, offers her tips to get through.
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