J-Source Newsletter - The long, ugly history of FHRITP; Is 18 minutes a fair amount of time to give a source to respond to a story?

May 15, 2015, 09:53 ET from J-Source

TORONTO, May 15, 2015 /CNW/ -

The long, ugly history of FHRITP 
This week, video of a TV reporter harassed while recording a live hit went viral, a Hydro One employee lost his job and MLSE declared it will ban anyone on its facilities heard saying the obscene phrase at the centre of this fracas. It's a phrase that, as Chantal Braganza writes, reporters have been hearing since January 2014.

Hannah James on reporting international stories from Toronto
"It's amazing what sort of footprint people leave behind on the Internet! You just have to be the best one at finding it." Eman Bare speaks with Global National's 16x9 producer about a story on Al Shabab with Toronto roots and an international reach.

Is 18 minutes a fair amount of time to give a source to respond to a story?
One of the most frequent judgment calls journalists make is how much time to give someone to respond to a request for comment or information, writes Brunswick News Inc. ombudswoman Patricia Graham—a judgment editors sometimes get wrong.

Toronto Star's Katie Daubs on walking the western front
Algonquin College professor Julie McCann speaks with the reporter about her two months spent retracing the steps of a war that happened 100 years ago.

When B.C. spin doctors give advice on how to spin their spin
What started out as an attempt to defend the job its communication staff do has, ironically, ended up revealing the weakness of the province's freedom-of-information law, writes Sean Holman.



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