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Source – The Times Colonist Three Times Colonist reporters have been nominated for a National Newspaper Award for their five-day series on the fentanyl overdose crisis in Greater Victoria. Sarah Petrescu, Katie DeRosa and Louise Dickson were nominated in the project category in the annual awards that recognize excellence in Canadian journalism. The B.C. Coroners Service has reported that overdoses …

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The 2015-2019 has finally been added to the web site under the documents tab. Click here to read it

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DEBORAH RICHMOND | CWA Canada Web Editor There aren’t many unions that would spend time and money to take up the cause of non-members who haven’t been paid for their work. But that’s exactly what the Canadian Media Guild / CWA Canada is doing. Don Genova, president of the CMG Freelance branch for more than 15 years, is the champion of more than a …

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The Halifax Typographical Union and The Chronicle Herald have both withdrawn unfair labour practice complaints related to the year-long work stoppage at the newspaper. The union that represents 55 striking newsroom workers withdrew its complaint today after the Herald agreed to back away from its bad faith bargaining positions. “With the Herald changing its position, we have gained everything that we had …

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I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the John Belcarz / 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 English and French (also available on our website: http://www.cwa-scacanada.ca). Please circulate this information to your members. In solidarity, Martin O’Hanlon President, CWA/SCA Canada

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Dear Local President, I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the John Belcarz / 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 English and French (also available on our website: http://www.cwa-scacanada.ca). Please circulate this information to your members. In solidarity, Martin O’Hanlon …

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Source: cjr.org Photographs by Cara Barer ROGER FIDLER IS A FOREFATHER of digital journalism. In the early 1980s, he wrote and illustrated an essay on the future of news. When Fidler presented his ideas around Knight Ridder, his co-workers sometimes laughed. “It was not quite like Roger had descended from another planet,” a colleague of his once told me, “but he was …

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Source: theglobeandmail.com Amid another year of dramatic restructuring at Postmedia Network Canada Corp., the company’s five most senior executives were awarded nearly $2.3-million in retention bonuses. The payouts, which are outlined in company disclosures filed on Wednesday, are tied to a recent debt restructuring that wiped out more than $268-million (U.S.) in debt, thereby reducing the company’s interest payments by about …

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Source: theglobeandmail.com   In the past year, Postmedia Network Canada Corp. has shed the equivalent of 800 full-time jobs. On Thursday, the company said the job losses will deepen, announcing a target of a further 20-per-cent saving on salary costs. The latest round of planned staff reductions – through voluntary buyouts, followed by involuntary layoffs if necessary – comes amid a worsening slump. …

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Source: politico.com Read more: politico.com What if almost the entire newspaper industry got it wrong?  What if, in the mad dash two decades ago to repurpose and extend editorial content onto the Web, editors and publishers made a colossal business blunder that wasted hundreds of millions of dollars? What if the industry should have stuck with its strengths—the print editions where …

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