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TORONTO, May 23, 2012 /CNW/ -

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On the record with Jan Wong
Jan Wong was a high-profile reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail up until "L'affaire Wong" in 2006. Earlier this month, she self-published Out of the Blue, a book that documents the fallout from her infamous column on the Dawson College shootings. Now, she tells Belinda Alzner how one column changed her career and her life.
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Field Notes
Five questions for award-winning photojournalist Peter Bregg
Photojournalist Peter Bregg has returned from a three-week tour of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan where he was photographing senator Roméo Dallaire and his work in the demobilization and reintegration of child soldiers. He spoke to Angelina Irinici about his experience and how difficult assignments can still choke him up.
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Covering Violence and Trauma
Reporters in conflict zones: The psychological effects and why they should be treated While the physical danger that war reporters face is often well-documented, the psychological ill-effects that they may encounter long after leaving a conflict zone usually aren't talked about. Here, Angelina Irinici sheds some light on why journalists who've been in war zones should get help.
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Media Ownership
Breaking down the money in media mergers (to the tune of $750 million)
Media merger payouts are huge, but is this money being put to best use? Michael Geist breaks down the money involved in the recent mergers and takes a look at how it's being spent.
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Interesting idea. I wonder about how relevant the example of Brazil is to Canada. While it's impressive that Sao Paulo banned outdoor ads, Brazil's print market has been booming for years -- see this article from 2008. And this report from 2010.

Reader: Ben S
Article: Ban billboards, revive print advertising dollars

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