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Written on Nov, 10, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment

Source :j-source.ca/ Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s new shield law for confidential sources. By Lisa Taylor, Brian MacLeod Rogers and Ryder Gilliland Canada has a new law that offers significantly enhanced protections to reporters’ confidential sources and recognizes the societal value in protecting the journalist-source relationship. It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Journalistic Source Protection …

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Source: calgaryherald.com Read entire story here   By Bob Cox The federal Liberal government has ignored its own members of Parliament – again. Anyone following the furor over proposed changes to small business taxes won’t be surprised by this. But it was disappointing nonetheless to see how Liberal cabinet ministers responded this week to a report done on local news by …

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Source:globalnews.ca Editorial staff at the National Post, the flagship publication of Canada’s largest newspaper company, announced Wednesday that they are beginning a union drive with CWA Canada. The paper’s beleaguered parent company Postmedia, which has suffered steep revenue declines affecting the entire print media industry, offered buyouts last week, just months after completing a company-wide salary cost reduction of twenty …

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Source: timescolonist.com Three Times Colonist reporters are finalists for two Jack Webster Awards, which recognize excellence in B.C. journalism. Katie DeRosa is nominated in the feature/enterprise reporting category for a story about a man living in a shed. The story highlighted the revolving door of the criminal justice system. Louise Dickson and Lindsay Kines are vying for the legal journalism award …

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Written on Sep, 07, 2017 by in , , | Leave a comment

  Source: newsguild.org/mediaguild Sept. 6, 2017 – Charges have been dropped against radio reporter Dan Heyman, who was arrested May 9 after he persisted in asking questions of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in a hallway at the West Virginia capitol. “The State has determined, after a careful review of the facts, that Mr. Heyman’s conduct, while it may …

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Written on Sep, 05, 2017 by in , , | Leave a comment

Source: cwacanada.ca Arnold Amber, a proud, passionate union leader, respected journalist, and fierce defender of free expression, died on Labour Day in a Toronto hospital with family at his bedside. He was 77. Amber, director of TNG Canada from the time it was created in 1995 until he retired in 2011, shepherded its evolution into CWA Canada, the country’s only …

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Source: cwacanada.ca Leaders of CWA Canada and Unifor Locals at five newspapers that are bargaining new contracts with Postmedia have vowed to stand united against the company’s concession proposals. Postmedia wants unionized employees to accept draconian measures it imposed earlier this year on non-union staff. The company wants to freeze the Postmedia defined-benefit pension plan, slash its pension contribution to 3.0 …

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Written on Aug, 09, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: poynter.org Two decades ago, I wrote a critical essay titled “Goodbye Copy Desks, Hello Trouble.”What prompted that Newspaper Research Journal piece was a brief experiment in eliminating free-standing copy desks – an approach taken in the mid-’90s by a few regional newspapers. Those papers thought that moving copy editors onto reporting or production teams would solve some long-standing problems and, …

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Source:newsguild.org Members of the NewsGuild-CWA marked World Press Freedom Day on May 3 by launching a campaign to protect the Right to Report. The union is asking all those who treasure freedom of the press to sign a petition and join the fight to protect this cherished right. Press Freedom Day has special significance for Americans this year, because of …

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Source: https://cwacanada.ca/ OTTAWA  – CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union, is calling on the federal government to ensure that any subsidies for newspapers go to creating journalism jobs, not to executive bonuses or hedge fund lenders. Today, News Media Canada, which represents the country’s print media industry, released a proposal calling for the creation of a government-financed Canadian Journalism Fund. …

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