Now on J-Source: Furlong drops suit against Georgia Straight; Postmedia reports $36-million loss in fourth quarter; Sean Holman launches new column

Oct 31, 2013, 16:54 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

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Furlong drops suit against Georgia Straight for story accusing him of abusing students

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 reports loss of nearly $36 million in fourth quarter

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. 

The Unknowable Country

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.

ONA13: Three lessons learned for student journalists

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.

Live Chat: Maclean's and J-Source dissect the House of Commons Question Period

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.

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