Now on J-Source: Press councils in crisis; police read notes; access denied

TORONTO, July 14 /CNW/ -


***Pentagon ends Guantanamo reporters' ban
***Police allegedly erase photos during G20 arrests
***Court orders paper to name commenter
***Toronto Life redesign blast from the past
***Lisa LaFlamme to replace retiring Lloyd Robertson
***Ontario to invest in magazines: report
***News reports did not demonstrate anti-police bias: CBSC
***Political blogger resigns over private remarks
***Huffington Post acquires opinion poll company
***WJEC releases 2010 journalism education census
***Black buyout shuts down four B.C. newspapers
***Quebecor withdrawal from press council a "crisis"
***Economist doctors Obama cover image
***Ceri Marsh resigns as editor of Fashion Magazine


***Press councils' choice: make big changes, or fade to black***
Press councils across Canada are declining because they lack relevance, credibility and money, writes Brian Gabrial. Yet the need for a watchdog over journalism's ethics has never been greater, and it's time to choose between accepting a slow death and taking some bold-and controversial-moves.

***Access denied: journalist tells his side of the G20 story***
A first-person account from Real News Network journalist Jesse Freeston on being beaten, denied access to public spaces and the story police didn't want him to capture.

***How pop culture influences Canadian communication***
Valérie Bélair-Gagnon reviews the third volume of How Canadians Communicate, which features a series of essays that focuses on Canadian pop culture and our nation's search for identity in a globalized world.

***Police read student journalist's notes***
Student journalist Dylan C. Robertson was taking photos of police on the University of Toronto's campus during the G20 when he was searched and questioned about the contents of his backpack, his notes and every single photo on his camera.

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