Star’s public editor on controversial sex assault columnStar’s public editor on controversial sex assault column

Earlier this week, Star columnist Rosie DiManno wrote a piece about an alleged sexual assault of a man by four women, and some people got upset. Several wrote to the Star’s public editor Kathy English, or at least enough of them to compel her to draw up a letter she sent to each of them to address […]

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Memo: Star union tries to save radio roomMemo: Star union tries to save radio room

When the Star announced layoffs a few weeks ago, one of the causalities appeared to be the radio room. Here’s an update. Journalists across Canada were stunned earlier this month to learn that the Star planned to kill its famed radio room program. The other layoff news — in advertising, the library, the editorial assistants, the page desk, the designers — was terrible […]

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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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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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Pierre Karl Peladeau scrum at CRTCPierre Karl Peladeau scrum at CRTC

Pierre Karl Peladeau scrum, Sept. 11 in Montreal at CRTC hearings into BCE/Astral deal. Why is bigger bad? Never happened in Canada it is a combination of Anglo and Franco. It’s something we’ve never seen. Something that is also unique is the combination of telecommunioncstiona and broadcasting. When you look at the footprint not only […]

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