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

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

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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