Written on Jul, 29, 2015 by in , , | Leave a comment

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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Written on Jun, 25, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

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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Written on Jun, 23, 2015 by in , , | Leave a comment

Talks between the Company and the Victoria Joint Council of Newspapers have broken off, as the Joint Councils latest offer was rejected by the company.  Severance pay, health benefits and wages remain outstanding. No further meetings are scheduled. Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions.

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Written on Jun, 14, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

read entire story here Brothers and Sisters: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am deeply, deeply humbled—and truly honored—that you have placed your trust in me to lead this great union. Forty-seven years ago, when I Read more at: http://www.cwa-union.org/news/entry/cwa_president_chris_sheltons_address_to_the_75th_cwa_convention

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Progress was made on a number of issues during two days of negotiations this week between the Times Colonist and the Joint Council of unions. Negotiations are tentatively scheduled to resume June 22 and 23. Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions www.vving.ca

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Written on Jun, 02, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Source:poynter.org Last year circulation revenues inched ahead of advertising for the world’s newspapers, according to a report out today from the trade group WAN-IFRA. For 2014, circulation generated $92 billion compared to $87 billion for advertising, according to a world press trends survey released as WAN-IFRA begins its annual World Congress meeting in Washington. Read entire story here

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