Now on J-Source: Layoffs coming at Vancouver Sun and The Province; New CBC radio Saskatoon morning show launches; What makes Global's data desk unique

Apr 25, 2013, 15:12 ET from Canadian Journalism Foundation

TORONTO, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ -


Layoffs coming at Vancouver Sun and The Province
By Tamara Baluja
In a bluntly worded memo sent to all employees on Wednesday, Pacific Newspaper Group president and publisher Gordon Fisher said the two newspapers have seen "alarming and unprecedented revenue declines." Now staff at the two newspapers are bracing themselves for impending layoffs, the details for which have yet to be released. 

Challenges ahead: Saskatoon gets its first local CBC radio morning show
By Ashleigh Mattern
The new radio morning show has been in the works for almost five years, ever since CBC undertook a country-wide study looking at underserved markets. But the station will be up against some challenges when it launches April 29, including the retirement of one of its veteran hosts Costa Maragos and a market, that some say, is already saturated.

Reporting on terror: CBC's David Common on covering the Boston bombing
By David Common
David Common was CBC's lead reporter on the ground in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and during the unprecedented search for the two suspects. He shares his experience working in Boston and following this breaking story that gripped the world.

Why so many journalists are making the switch from BlackBerry to iPhone or Android
By Tracey Lindeman
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when BlackBerry ruled Canadian newsrooms. But with the BlackBerry 10 tanking in reviews and a limited choice of BlackBerry apps useful for journalism, many newsrooms are heading on over to the competition.

Global's data journalism team "a first" in Canada
By Tamara Baluja
While other newsrooms have employed data analysts or conducted one-off data-led investigations, Global News says its team is unique for having a dedicated roster of data journalists working full-time on such investigations. Plus, check out the five free data visualizations tools recommended by Global journalist Patrick Cain



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