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Staff August 26, 2015 NewsGuild-CWA           Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot and killed while doing a live TV interview Wednesday morning.   The following statement was issued jointly by NewsGuild, NABET and CWA: THIS morning’s senseless tragedy in Roanoke, Va., struck close to home for the journalists and other news media workers …

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Source:theglobeandmail.com When Postmedia Network Canada Corp. sealed its $316-million purchase of the bulk of the Sun newspaper chain in April, its chief executive officer cast the deal as a necessary step to scale up and compete in the ever-more-crowded market for digital news. Analysts too hailed the acquisition as a smart move that bought Postmedia breathing room as it tries …

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Source: cjr.org Markus Beckedahl, the editor-in-chief and founder of Netzpolitik,org, working at a computer at the website’s office in Berlin, Germany, after an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. (Photo: AP) Most people in the United States have probably never heard of the popular German news site Netzpolitik.org until this month. But it has been in the news …

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Source:huffingtonpost.com Labor organizing is sweeping through newsrooms. So who’s next? NEW YORK – The staff of the Guardian US voted unanimously Wednesday to unionize under the News Media Guild, an action that comes amid a spate of labor organizing in newsrooms. “The Guardian has a long tradition of supporting union effort,” a spokeswoman for the Guardian US chapter of the News …

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The Honolulu Civil Beat and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser both introduced paywalls a couple of years ago. Now their strategies are showing signs of stagnation. Source:niemanlab.org It was billed as the Pugnacious Polynesian Paywall Punch-Up. Honolulu Civil Beat, a local news site backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, launched in 2010 with an ad-free business model built on digital subscriptions. About a …

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Source:poynter.org I recently spent three days with a collection of media professionals who had come together to focus on the topic of ‘restorative narrative’. The gathering was sponsored by Images and Voices of Hope an organization promoting the concept of restorative narrative as a more complete way for journalists and others in the storytelling business to tell the tales of individuals and …

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Sourec: j-source.ca By Chantal Braganza, Associate Editor During his interview for the job of executive director of the Ontario Press Council in mid-2010, Don McCurdy suggested something seemingly counterintuitive: dissolve the then-38-year-old organization in favour of creating a national one, which its provincial counterparts across the country might also join.  “My idea was to move forward under one group, one set …

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Source:theglobeandmail Canada’s new terrorism law is being challenged in court by a journalists’ group and a civil rights organization that call it an attack on constitutional freedoms and an “extraordinary inversion” of the role of judges. The Anti-Terrorism Act, which took effect last month, makes it a crime to promote or advocate terrorism. It also gives Canada’s civilian spy agency, …

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Source: cowichanvalleycitizen.com When David Rubenstein, known affectionately by his friends, colleagues and clients as Dave, or Ruby, started at the Cowichan Valley Citizen some 29 years ago, he had no idea he would become such an intrinsic part of the community paper. Coming to the job from a background of radio announcing (he had that deep radio voice voice), he soon …

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