TORONTO, July 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Tech startup aims to connect journalists with subject experts faster; CBC journalist takes to Twitter to find live-hit harasser
Finding a source to comment on a story about a highly specific topic often involves working contacts a journalist already has in that field—or turning to Google. That second step, says Expertise Finder co-founder Stavros Rougas, is often more time-consuming than most journalists initially realize.
Last week, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression announced plans to launch a Charter challenge against the controversial Bill C-51. Chantal Braganza spoke with CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer about the challenge's next steps.
After a bystander yelled FHRITP to her while covering the Pan Am Games closing ceremonies, CBC Toronto journalist Charlsie Agro filed a police report. "I'm just so surprised that people still haven't gotten the message that this is not OK," she says.
On July 20, the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications released a summative report on the future of the CBC, with 22 recommendations distilled from two years of hearings from experts and top executives at the public broadcaster. York University communication studies professor Wade Rowland calls the report "a political document."
Media on the Move
A blue moon in July means three #cdnmediamoves in one month! July was rife with high-profile job moves, from the Canadian Association of Journalists' new president, to Bloomberg TV Canada's new executive producer, to the new national editor of the Toronto Star.
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