Internal memo: Star union to employeesInternal memo: Star union to employees

Jan. 10, 2013 Down to business Tentative agreement on disputes process clears decks for main issues First day of full talks leaves focus on core concerns  After two days of preliminary meetings earlier this week, including a detailed financial briefing from the publisher and other senior Toronto Star executives, your bargaining committee has moved into formal negotiations on a new contract […]

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No app for making money at theScoreNo app for making money at theScore

Esther Enkin has been one of the cornerstones of CBC News for nearly 25 years.  As you heard earlier today, Esther has been appointed Ombudsman for English services.  It is a role that is the perfect opportunity for her, allowing her to maximize her journalistic acumen, her years of experience, and her calm resolve.  We, […]

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OpenFile freelancers unite, take up fight with site’s founderOpenFile freelancers unite, take up fight with site’s founder

Freelancers owed money by OpenFile fired off an open letter to site founder Wilf Dinnick Monday in response to an interview he gave to a journalism professor that was published on J-Source (more background from the Globe). They also set up a tumblr. As freelancers who put many hours of work into OpenFile’s growth over the past few years, we were […]

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Journalists: Are you good enough to keep your job?Journalists: Are you good enough to keep your job?

Would you qualify to keep the journalism job you have, if your skills were inputted into a spreadsheet and compared with your coworkers? Unions representing journalists at Ten – an Australian broadcaster – say the company wants to get more than 100 workers off the payroll.  These are mostly union jobs, which typically means you start […]

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Journalism Helper: Media earnings story templateJournalism Helper: Media earnings story template

There’s a lot of interest in media reporting these days, and not much time for busy reporters to write all of the stories they need to write. That’s why I created the “media earnings story” template for general use – just fill in the brackets and you’ll have your copy online in no time. HEADLINE: […]

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We get memos: Star shuffles reporting ranksWe get memos: Star shuffles reporting ranks

From the Star today…one hour cash advance I am delighted to announce the following appointments:Tanya Talaga moves from Queens Park to the new Global Economics beat. Tanya, who joined the Star in 1995, enjoys a singular reputation for her work as a health, education and, most recently, a politics reporter. Her achievements include two nominations for […]

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