Category : Journalism

Written on Aug, 01, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Source 2018.07.04 | CWA CANADA LOCAL 30213 – CANADIAN MEDIA GUILD As part of a new agreement between the two organizations, CMG Freelance members are now able to access the National NewsMedia Council’s pre-publication support and ethics advice. CMG Freelance, a branch of the Canadian Media Guild (CWA Canada Local 30213), has arranged for the NNC to offer consulting and …

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Written on Jun, 06, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cwacanada.ca OTTAWA / TORONTO / MONTREAL  – The union that represents staff at VICE Canada is outraged at an attempt by right-wing radicals to intimidate journalists at the news organization’s office in Montreal and calls for police to take action. CWA Canada and its biggest Local, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), strongly condemn the action as an attack on freedom …

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Written on Jun, 06, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: editorandpublisher.com/ After a series of management shake-ups and unpopular policies, the Los Angeles Timesmade history in January when its newsroom voted 248-44 to unionize. It was the first time in the organization’s 136 years of operation. So, why now? Sally Davidow, communications director at the NewsGuild-CWA (who helped the Times organize), said the environment is changing in favor of unions …

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Written on Mar, 23, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

    Statement by CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon on a judge ordering Radio-Canada journalist Marie-Maude Denis to reveal her sources “It’s frustrating that this sort of thing continues to happen, especially with the passage of federal legislation last year recognizing the right of journalists to protect their sources. The media is not, nor should it ever be, an arm …

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

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

This is my job. This is what I’m supposed to do.’ Source http://www.newsguild.org/ Updated May 19, 2017  to include letters of protest. May 10, 2017 – “The NewsGuild-CWA condemns the arrest of radio reporter Dan Heyman on May 9, 2017,” said President Bernie Lunzer. “This is a chilling attack on the right to report. Every journalist across the country should take …

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