Category : Media & Publishing

Written on Oct, 17, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

H.G. WATSON | J-Source [~] Over the last 10 years, the number of media outlets in Canada has dwindled — and not enough new media outlets have sprung up to replace them. According to data collected by the Local News Research Project, using their crowdsourced Local News Map, over 250 Canadian news outlets have closed from 2008 to Oct. 1, …

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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 Jan, 25, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: newsguild.org/ Jan. 19, 2018 – The results are in: Newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times voted 248-44 to join The NewsGuild-CWA, ending 136 years of unfettered rule by management. Those voting in favor of the union captured 85 percent of the vote. Reporters, copy editors, graphic artists and photographers who organized the union drive were elated. “Today we made history,” …

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Written on Dec, 15, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cwacanada.ca CWA Canada and its largest Local are going to bat for member Richard Zussman, who was fired by the CBC for allegedly breaching rules governing activities outside of work. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG ), which represents thousands of employees at the public broadcaster, has taken the case to arbitration and is seeking a ruling from labour mediator Vince …

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Written on Oct, 24, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

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

Source:https://cwacanada.ca/ Many years of advocating for a CBC board of directors that’s free of partisan political appointments has paid off for CWA Canada’s largest Local, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and its allies. Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced today the creation of an independent advisory committee, whose members are experts drawn from the media industry, to provide a list 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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