Category : Journalism

Written on Dec, 12, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Source: http://j-source.ca By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor The news director of two BC radio stations has resigned over allegations that management asked staff—including editorial staff—to participate in a voluntary one day ad-sales blitz. Sean Eckford was the news director at Coast FM, in Nanaimo and Sechelt, for nine years, and Juice FM, in Duncan, for about a year and half. …

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Written on Nov, 05, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: timescoloinst.com We usually run columns by Jack Knox — such as the great one on Thursday’s front page — but we don’t often write about Jack Knox. Today, we are making an exception. Knox was named British Columbia’s commentator of the year at the annual Jack Webster awards dinner in Vancouver on Wednesday night. – See more at: timesclonist.com

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Written on Aug, 11, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Source: cjr.org Markus Beckedahl, the editor-in-chief and founder of Netzpolitik,org, working at a computer at the website’s office in Berlin, Germany, after an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. (Photo: AP) Most people in the United States have probably never heard of the popular German news site Netzpolitik.org until this month. But it has been in the news …

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

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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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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Written on Mar, 19, 2015 by in , , | Leave a comment

Source: thenextweb.com In the wake of mass layoffs of photographers from major news organizations like the Chicago Sun Times and Sports Illustrated, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) wanted to find out whether or not typical newspaper readers preferred — or could even tell the difference between — photos shot by professional photographers and those contributed by amateur shutterbugs. Read entire story here

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Written on Mar, 19, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cwa-scacanada.ca CWA Canada intends to fight in whatever way possible the unexpected decision by Brunswick News to ditch all of its photographers at two of its three daily newspapers in the province. Calling it “another bleak day for journalism,” president Martin O’Hanlon said he would be consulting with the leaders of two Locals, the Typographical Unions in Moncton and …

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Written on Feb, 20, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: j-source.ca By Rachel Sanders, for StoryBoard.ca Stories about the devaluing of photojournalism are all too common these days, but it’s still shocking when things hit a new low. When John Lehmann, president of the News Photographers Association of Canada, heard that a newspaper in Victoria was advertising for volunteer photographers to cover weekend events, he found the news jaw-dropping. Even …

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Written on Nov, 16, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

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