TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ -
The top journalism stories of 2013
It was a year of major upheaval for the journalism industry. J-Source rounded up the biggest journalism and Canadian media stories of 2013—from the so-called "Crackgate" saga to Sun News Network losing its bid for mandatory carriage to the cancellation of five newspapers' Labour Day print editions.
Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale continuing with libel suit despite Mayor Rob Ford's apology
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized to Star reporter Daniel Dale during a city council meeting, saying he did not mean to suggest Dale was a pedophile. But the reporter says Ford's statement didn't come close to being a sufficient apology and retraction, and he intends to continue with his libel suit. Associate editor Tamara Baluja reports.
Queen's Journal claims student government cut advertising after unflattering editorial
The relationship between student newspapers and student governments is often complex, but when the Queen's University Alma Mater Society decided to pull advertising from The Queen's Journal, the relationship became particularly strained. The AMS maintains that the decision was made for financial reasons, while the editors at the Journal thinks it was because of its unflattering coverage of the AMS. Student Lounge editor Mary-Katherine Boss reports.
Andrew Cash's urban worker strategy bill tackles unpaid internships
The NDP MP wants Ottawa to create strong, national legislation to tackle unpaid internships. His strategy seeks to get the federal government on track to clarify its rules and encourage the provinces to commit to a single, strict standard that outlines how employers can take on interns, writes Justin Ling.
The future of community journalism spells economic survival of rural communities
Local news media can and should be seen as playing a critical role if rural communities hope to be resilient in the face of economic upheaval, writes J-Source innovation editor Rob Washburn in the final part of this three-part weekly series on community journalism.
Crowdsourcing tips on Canadian Broadcasters Facebook group
Trying to improve your storytelling or looking for some tips on how to kick your camera work up a notch? Look no further than Canadian Broadcasters—a Facebook group created by two photojournalists that is crowdsourcing constructive critiques. CTV photojournalist Simon Jones explains why he co-founded the group.
IN THE NEWS
- Dec. 19: CAJ Ottawa Holiday Mixer
- Jan. 8-12: NASH76 MASH UP: Canadian University Press national conference
- Jan. 23: CJF J-talk: Turning Digital into Dollars
- Jan. 24-25: AWNA annual newspaper symposium
- All events
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Save the Date: The January 23 CJF J-Talk Turning Digital Into Dollars will feature Phillip Crawley, publisher of The Globe and Mail; John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star; Gerry Nott, senior vice-president of the eastern region, Postmedia Network; André Pratte, editorial pages editor of La Presse; and moderator Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, discussing revenue models for newspapers in this digital age. Ticket sales open in January via the CJF J-Talks page.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
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