Written on Apr, 26, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

By Antonia Zerbisias, for The Tyee The thing about public broadcasters is that governments too often get confused between “publicly-owned” and “state-owned.” Technically, of course, there is no difference. Both are funded with tax dollars. But the former suggests that citizens get a public good like, say, when they fund public transit or public roads. Public broadcasting should, as a …

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Nominations for president and vice-president of CWA/SCA Canada closed Thursday, April 16, with only two nominations received by the National Elections Committee. As a result, we declare Martin O’Hanlon returned as President and Lois Kirkup as Vice-president, by acclamation. National Election Committee, CWA/SCA Canada

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Source: business.financialpost.com Postmedia Network Canada Corp. is aiming to complete its integration with Sun Media in six to nine months, the company’s chief executive Paul Godfrey said Tuesday, a day after the Sun takeover was completed.  Read entire story here

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Written on Mar, 26, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

2015.03.26 This is a national election year for CWA Canada and the nomination period is now open for two senior leadership positions. All members are eligible to run for office or nominate someone as a candidate for President and/or Vice-president, the posts currently held by Martin O’Hanlon and Lois Kirkup, respectively. The deadline for submitting nominations is noon on Thursday, …

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Written on Mar, 19, 2015 by in , , | Leave a comment

Source: thenextweb.com In the wake of mass layoffs of photographers from major news organizations like the Chicago Sun Times and Sports Illustrated, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) wanted to find out whether or not typical newspaper readers preferred — or could even tell the difference between — photos shot by professional photographers and those contributed by amateur shutterbugs. Read entire story here

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Source: cwa-scacanada.ca CWA Canada intends to fight in whatever way possible the unexpected decision by Brunswick News to ditch all of its photographers at two of its three daily newspapers in the province. Calling it “another bleak day for journalism,” president Martin O’Hanlon said he would be consulting with the leaders of two Locals, the Typographical Unions in Moncton and …

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Source: newsguild.org Bernie Lunzer, President March 4, 2015 The NewsGuild-CWA IN January, the Washington Post reported on the city’s latest “scandal.” Evidently, a union organizing drive was underway in a digital-news shop. The “threat” was so real that a right-wing anti-taxer vowed to help fight off the terrible union. That audacious union was ours. What the Post didn’t know is that …

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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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Written on Jan, 24, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

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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