Written on May, 27, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cwa-scacanada.ca CWA Canada is moving aggressively to open up a second front in North America in an all-out battle to stop the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership from being adopted in this country. The union has hired former CBC foreign correspondent Bill Gillespie to help co-ordinate a campaign that will see the Trade Justice Network — a coalition of progressive groups concerned about fair …

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Source: poynter.org by Reporters Committee for Freedom of the PressPublished May 19, 2015 10:58 amUpdated May 19, 2015 11:13 am This is another in a series of articles by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press covering legal issues that affect journalists. RCFP’s First Look Media Technology Fellow Jenn Henrichsen wrote this article.   read entire story here Threatening journalists over their reporting is not a new …

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Source: http: huffingtonpost.com read entire story here This is the first installment in our series on mental health in the newsroom. Here are the second, third, fourth and fifth installments. When Hurricane Katrina swirled onto the Louisiana shore and residents of New Orleans clogged highways to flee, John McCusker stayed behind. A photographer for The Times-Picayune for more than two decades, McCusker paddled through the city’s muddy …

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The pricetag would be high, but it might be worth it to reassemble one part of the old newspaper bundle — tying together local news and local services. By KEN DOCTOR @kdoctor May 21, 2015, 7:31 a.m.   Source: niemanlab.org read entire story here Yelp’s for sale, and the news has generated the usual, now-tiresome lists of potential buyers: Google, Amazon, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook. It’s like all …

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Source: editorandpublisher.com by: Tom Ratkovich I’m a fitness enthusiast and a poker player. While I’m better at the former than the latter, I’m always looking to improve my game. Before stepping onto the elliptical machine for some cardio recently, I downloaded a favorite poker podcast. The subject: folding your cards too early can be a mistake and cost you money. The …

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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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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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