Written on Feb, 20, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: j-source.ca By Rachel Sanders, for StoryBoard.ca Stories about the devaluing of photojournalism are all too common these days, but it’s still shocking when things hit a new low. When John Lehmann, president of the News Photographers Association of Canada, heard that a newspaper in Victoria was advertising for volunteer photographers to cover weekend events, he found the news jaw-dropping. Even …

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Dear Local President, I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the John Belcarz and Dan Zeidler post-secondary education/training memorial scholarships. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are available. The accompanying attachments contain a poster and application form in both English and French (also available on our website: http://www.cwa-scacanada.ca). Please circulate this information to your members. In solidarity, …

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Source: cwa-union.org TNG-CWA President Bernie Lunzer was re-elected to a third term last week, but he won’t be known as president of The Newspaper Guild-CWA. He’s now the president of The NewsGuild-CWA, a name that conference delegates agreed was better suited for the changing news industry and the diversity of Guild units. The new name isn’t exactly a 21st-century innovation. Lunzer …

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anelle Hartman January 22, 2015 NewsGuild-CWA   An award named for CWA President Larry Cohen in honor of his tireless movement-building efforts will be presented to a Guild member or local staffer every other year at TNG-CWA conferences. The Guild, meeting in Orlando last week, surprised Cohen with the news at the end of a fiery speech that brought delegates …

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Source: cbc.ca The NDP is promising to restore $115 million to the CBC. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the election commitment in Montreal on Thursday. Mulcair said the public broadcaster has been cut by both Liberal and Conservative governments and that an NDP government would commit to restoring the recent cuts made by the Conservatives in the 2012 budget. That means increasing current …

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Source: metronews.ca The CBC announced Thursday it will no longer allow its on-air journalists to make paid appearances, a little over a week after senior business correspondent Amanda Lang publicly faced allegations about potential conflicts of interest for giving paid speeches. CBC News and Centres editor-in-chief and general manager Jennifer McGuire told Torstar News Service the discussion around paid appearances had …

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By Martin O’Hanlon President, CWA/SCA Canada Making New Year’s predictions is risky business. Last January, I predicted the worst would be over for newspapers in 2014 and things would start to improve. Well, I may have been half right. The last year, like the last decade, was not kind to the media industry. We saw more deep and damaging cuts …

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Bernie Lunzer, President December 23, 2014 NewsGuild-CWA In 1995, when only 14 percent of Americans had internet access, I purchased the web domain name “NewsGuild.org.” I was convinced that local Guild leaders would vote to drop “paper” from our name at our next meeting. I was wrong. Delegates had strong and passionate feelings about “newspapers,” almost as if bracing against …

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Source: timescolonist.com Glacier Media Inc. has sold its Vancouver Island Newspaper Group to Victoria-based Black Press. Black Press takes operational control of that group on March 2. That includes Cowichan Valley Citizen, Nanaimo Daily News and Alberni Valley Times. The sale does not include the Times Colonist. – read the entire story here

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New governance is the best Rx, but there’s more to do as listeners and viewers. Source: By Nick Fillmore, 11 Dec 2014, TheTyee.ca The CBC, and particularly CBC Radio, is easily Canada’s most important cultural and public interest institution. I say this not so much as someone who worked at the Corporation during the glory days of the 1970s and ’80s …

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