Now on J-Source: Furlong drops suit against Georgia Straight; Postmedia reports $36-million loss in fourth quarter; Sean Holman launches new column
TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ -
John Furlong, the former Vancouver Olympics CEO, told Global News he is no longer suing the Georgia Straight newspaper but will "escalate" legal actions against the writer of the article, Laura Robinson. Bob Mackin reports for The Tyee.
Postmedia Network reported a loss of nearly $36 million in the last quarter, compared to a net loss of $28.4 million in the same period the previous year. The media company says it doesn't expect any improvements next year.
In this new monthly column, Sean Holman maps the boundaries of openness and accountability in Canada and explores what they mean for the people, the press and the powerful. Holman is a journalism professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, an award-winning investigative reporter and the former host of the Victoria-based politics show Public Eye.
Ingram: What journalists must do when information is everywhere
Journalists need to embrace their changing role as trusted curators and aggregators of news, GigaOm senior writer Mathew Ingram said at a recent event in Ottawa. Education editor Melanie Coulson reports.
Carleton journalism student Arik Ligeti was the only Canadian selected to report on the Online News Association's recent conference in Atlanta. Here, he shares what he learned from the experience.
Want to make sense of all the yelling and bickering in the House of Commons? Maclean's and J-Source team up to pick apart Question Period, the opposition's daily attempt to get answers from the government on the hottest issues of the day. Find out what will make headlines in real time, and what most reporters will completely ignore. You'll learn that there's a method to the political madness. Nov. 6 at 2:15 p.m. ET.
IN THE NEWS
- CBC ombudsman: Talking about Quebec's proposed charter raises sensitive issues
- CBC ombudsman: Balance maintained in coverage of sex ed in Calgary schools
- Jennifer Martin stepping down as co-host of Alberta Primetime
- Marc Riddell joins Global BC as managing editor, digital
- TC Media redesigns 160 local news websites
- Misidentification of protestors constitutes code breach: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council
- CBC ombudsman: Twerking is not a four-letter word
- New book examines the links between media representations of Arab-Canadians and state policy
- Chris Benjamin and Paul Webster win 2013 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards
- Globe public editor: "None" is always singular, right? Not so fast
- Star public editor: Typos won't go away, no matter how we try
- Globe public editor: The art of the flu vaccine
- Deadline approaches for R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship
- 2013 Joseph Howe Symposium features top investigative journalists
- SABAR introduces free terminology guidebook for reporting on Aboriginal issues
- Behind-the-scenes: How UBC journalism students uncovered the roots of global illegal logging
- Health Journalism: Balanced but Broken
- CBC annual meeting: How is radio changing?
- Mathew Ingram: Online Journalism: What's different? What's the same?
- The Coveted Journey: From Journalist to Bestselling Author
- Nov. 1: Newzapalooza Annual Media Battle of the Bands
- Nov. 7: After Deadline - Media's coverage of Sammy Yatim shooting
- Nov. 7: Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism: The New York Times' David Carr
- Nov. 9-10: Investigative journalism wisdom from both side of the border
- Nov. 12: Susan Delacourt on her new book
- Nov. 13: Canadian Online Publishing Awards
- Nov. 15-16: The Participatory Condition
- Nov. 22-24: Communication Galaxy Conference
- Nov. 27: A Case Study in Small Magazine Success with UPPERCASE
- All events
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Upcoming J-Talk: Guilty Pleasure or Real News? Join our discussion on Nov. 28 about celebrity gossip. Is it real news or simply "click bait" in the digital universe? Join Malene Arpe of the Toronto Star, Alison Eastwood of Hello! Canada, Jonathan Kay of the National Post, Ben Mulroney of CTV's etalk and moderator Simon Houpt of The Globe and Mail. Register now.
Event Report: Check out the report from our latest J-Talk The Coveted Journey: From Journalist to Bestselling Author with authors Linwood Barclay and Lisa Gabriele, and moderator Jared Bland of The Globe and Mail.
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