IN THE NEWS
April 1, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page B5: Vice Ordered to Hand Over
Communication in Terror Case, says the headline of an article by James
Bradshaw. An Ontario judge has upheld an RCMP order that Vice News hand
over all communications between a reporter and a former Canadian
resident who is facing six terrorism charges over suspected
involvement with the Islamic State.
IN THE NEWS
April 2, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page R1: The headline of a column by
Robert Everett-Green, of Montreal, says CBC is Forced to Face Ugly
Truths About it's Brutalist HQ. No no-elected Montrealer has more clout
in matters architectural than Phyllis Lambert. When the Bronfman heir
and founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture said this week that
the CBC's Maison Radio-Canada (MRC), which others were calling a
heritage building, was actually a piece of junk, her opinion was
treated by the city's media as breaking news.
IN THE NEWS
April 6, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page A6: Globe Wins Best Series
Award, the headline says. A Globe and Mail investigation into Ontario's
home-care system has won the award for best series in a daily newspaper
from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario.
IN THE NEWS
April 7, 2016, Ottawa South News, page 35: Metroland East
Vice-President Mike Mount Announces Retirement says the article by
Ashley Kulp. Metroland Media lost lost a community newspaper champion
April 1 when it's Metroland East vice-president and regional publisher
closed his office door for the last time. ..... Torstar's Peter Bishop,
who came on board with Metroland will take over for Mount.
IN THE NEWS
April 28, 2016, Ottawa South News, page 2: Metroland Reporters Earn
Provincial, National Awards, says the headline. Metroland Media's
Ottawa reporters have earned five provincial community newspaper awards
recognizing quality reporting and photographic coverage, and two
national newspaper awards.
IN THE NEWS
April 30, 2016, TheGlobe and Mail, page A4: Globe
Reporting in Running
for Michener Award. The Globe and Mail is one of six finalists for the
2015 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism.
IN THE NEWS
April 30, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page R10
(sponsor content): Shooting in a Digital Age - Did Digital Kill the
Arts Photographer? Three Professionals on What They Love (or Don't
Love) About Today's Technology.
IN THE NEWS
May 3, 206, Ottawa Citizen, pages A8: World
Press Freedom Day. The theme of this year 's Canadian Committee for
World Press Freedom Editorial Cartoon Competition was the right - or
lack of it - to be forgotten, as court rulings, primarily in Europe
have boosted the legal ability of individuals to have some information
about them deleted from the Internet. The committee received more than
400 entries from around the world. .... Winnipeg's Dale Cummings,
former cartoonist for the Winnipeg Free Press, has been awarded first
IN THE NEWS
Page A9: Our Right to Be Informed is the headline. This year's
UNESCO World Press Freedom Day Focuses on the Right to
Information, including how to improve access to information laws.
Veteran Ottawa journalists Jim Bronskill and Dean Beeby examine the
issue - with help from other experts.
Page A9: How to CoveOur Indigenous Communities is the headline of an
article Jenn Jeffries" . Gaining access to stories on reserves is a
privilege, not a right.
IN THE NEWS
May 6, 2016, Ottawa Citizen, page D2:
Resolute Closing Newsprint Outlet says the headline about the
Montreal-based producer. Resolute Forest Products says it's permanently
shutting down on of its U.S. newsprint machines in response to ongoing
challenges in the market.
IN THE NEWS
May 7, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page
A14: Foreign Firms Have Unfair Advantage Over Cancon, Committee
Hears says the headline of an article by Daniel Leblanc. Witnesses at
parliamentary hearings on the future of local news are repeatedly
casting U.S.-based internet giants as villains in the Canadian media
landscape, offering a hint of the battle to come later this year at a
full-blown study on the future of Canada's cultural industries.May 11,
2016, Ottawa Citizen, page A5: Meehan Finds New Home On Radio, says the
headline of Bruce Deachman's article. Carol Anne Meehan's new radio
show will launch on 1310 NEWS on May 30IN THE NEWS
May 11, 2016, Ottawa Citizen, page A5:
Meehan Finds New Home On Radio, says the headline of Bruce Deachman's
article. Carol Anne Meehan's new radio show will launch on 1310 NEWS on
May 30, it was announced Tuesday.
IN THE NEWS
May 13, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page A5:
Postmedia CEO Urges Tax Breaks to Keep Ad Revenues in Canada says an
article by James Bradshaw. The head of Canada's largest publisher made
a "straight-up sales pitch" for help to a committee of federal MOs,
calling for tax incentives to keep advertising tax dollars from
draining out of Canada to powerful foreign-owned digital giants such as
Google Inc. and Facebook Inc.
July 2, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page B4: A True Believer in Print is
the headline of a an item about Isabelle Marcoux, Chair,
Transcontinental, by James Bradshaw.
July 4, 2016, Ottawa Citizen, Page A 8: you Can't Fight Terrorism by
Censorship writes Shannon Gormley. The sub-head says Blocking
reporting, social media no answer to attacks on Turkey.
July 7, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page A8: Former Fox News Anchor Sues
Ex-boss for sexual Harassment is the headline of a story by Daniel
Wiessner and Lisa Richwine. Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson
sued Fox News Channel architect Roger Ailed on Wednesday for sexual
harassment, claiming her ex-boss wrongfully fired her after she
rebuffed years of unwanted advances.
July 8, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page B1: Postmedia Cuts Deal to
Reduce Debt Load, is the headline of an article by James Bradshaw.
Canada's largest newspaper publisher is proposing a restructuring plan
that would wipe out nearly half of its debt and slash its annual
interest payments, easing immediate financial pressure that threatened
to turn the company insolvent
September 8, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page A4: Globe Nominated for
Four Webster Awards says the headline. "Four reporters from The Globe
and Mail are among the finalists for outstanding journalism at the 2016
Jack Webster Awards in Vancouver."
September 8, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page A12: Titles on the Long
List of Giller Prize Finalists 'span a range of narrative styles'. "The
long list for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize, comprising a
wide-ranging selection of books that include both first-time
authors and a former winner, was revealed on Wednesday."
September 13, Ottawa Citizen, page B9: Judge Approves Plan to Cut
Postmedia Debt. An article by Sean Craig says "An Ontario judge has
approved a plan to reduce the debt of Postmedia Network Canada Corp.,
less than a week after shareholders and debt holders voted
overwhelmingly in favour of the deal that will slash its $648-million
debt by $307-million."
September 19, 2016: The Globe and Mail, page A6: Globe Series on
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Wins Award. "The Globe and Mail's
coverage of missing and murdered indigenous women has won a
prestigious international award from the Online News Association."
September 19, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page A7: Ex-bureaucrat Sues CBC
Over Boat-tax Story. "A former top bureaucrat is suing the CBC for
$800,000 over a story that alleged he used a "racket" to avoid paying
$105,000 in sales taxes and duties on his 47-foot sailing boat, court
September 24, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page F2: EXTRA! THIS HEADLINE
IS NOT THE FULL STORY screams the headline of a column by Sylvia Stead.
"They're just a few words at the top of the articles, but headlines
attract more than their share of complaints," she writes.
in the news
October 29, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page F2: Shooting the Messenger:
Trump's Toxic Impact on Journalists is the topic of a column by Sylvia
October 29, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page R10: Ain't Nothin' Like the
Real Thing. David Sax, author of The Revenge of Analog: Real
and Why They Matter, on the Endangered Pleasure of Tangible Culture. He
writes in an almost full page column "The first story I ever published
as a journalist ended up on the front page of the Globe and Mail. It
was a short article about Tel Aviv's vibrant night life in the midst of
war, and how Israelis were steadfastly dancing in discos, despite the
threat of suicide bombings. By some sheer stroke of beautiful luck the
paper not only accepted my story but printed it on my birthday. .....
As the journalism business has tilted increasingly towards digital over
the past decades, the opportunities to actually hold my work in my
hands are quickly diminishing..... But one thing has become clear: The
more my work moves online, the more I crave the fleeting sense of
accomplishment that only print can deliver.
November 1, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page
Monitored Journalist's Cellphone, says the headline in an article by
Ingrid Peritz. The subhead - Prominent La Presse Columnist Says He Was
Shaken After Learning Montreal Police Had Been Secretly Tracking His
Phone For Months. Montreal's police chief defending his force's
decision to secretly monitor a journalist's smartphone for months in a
far-reaching case of surveillance that has sparked condemnation across
Canada and internationally.
November 1, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page A10: A Grotesque Attack on a
Free Press is the editorial page headline. Smartphones are a pocket
miracle, carrying as they do a second-by-second chronicle of our
correspondence, conversations, images and movements. State access to
them should be granted with caution, and rarely.
November 1, 2016, National Post, page 3: Montreal Journalist 'Spied on'
by Police is the headline of an article by Morgan Lowrie. A Montreal
journalist whose iPhone was monitored by police for months says he was
outraged to discover he had been "spied on" as part of what he calls an
effort to identify his sources.
November 2, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page 1: Quebec Acts to Protect
Press Freedom After Police Tracking of Journalists, says Ingrid
Peritz's article. The Quebec Government has moved quickly with a
series of measures to try to restore confidence in the judicial system
and protect press freedom amid a widening controversy over the
surveillance of journalists by police.
November 2, 2016: The Globe and Mail, page A2: Moment in Time - CBC
Radio Hits the Airwaves November 2, 1936.
November 2, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page B8: Newspaper Publisher
Gannett Calls off Purchase of Tronic: Leslie Picker and Sydney Ember
Write - After six month of pursuit, Garnett Co. Inc. and the
former Tribune Publishing Co. had agreed on a purchase price that would
have merged the publisher of USA Today with the owner of the Los
Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. .....In a brief statement
Tuesday, the company said that although it had been in discussions with
Tribune Publishing, now known as Tronc, it "determined not to pursue
November 2, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page B8: Thomson Reuters to
cut 2,000 Jobs. James Bradshaw's article says Thomson Reuters Corp.
will shed some 2,000 jobs across 39 countries and expects to absorb a
fourth-quarter charge of $200-million (US) as the information and news
giant speeds up efforts to simplify its complex structure.
November 2, 2016, Ottawa Citizen, page A7: 'Unprecedented' Intrusions
is the headline of a four-column story by Dan Delmar. Montreal Mayor
Denis Coderre's reaction to Monday's revelation that city police, with
the approval of Quebec court judges, electronically monitored a
journalist was unacceptable. While the Quebec government's response was
encouraging, the mayor pronounced keywords that imply concern while
simultaneously reiterating his support for the police chief, whom he
November 3, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page 1: Six More Journalists
Confirmed as Targets of Police Surveillance says the headline of a
front page story by Ingrid Peritz. A controversy over police
surveillance of the press in Quebec deepened Wednesday with revelations
that six journalists, including some of the province's top
investigative reporters, had their cellphones surreptitiously monitored
by provincial law enforcement as far back as 2013.
November 4, 2016, The Globe and Mail, page A3: Quebec to Hold Review
into Media Rights is the headline of a half-page article by Ingrid
Peritz. The subhead says Police Surveillance of Journalists'
cellphones is a Situation One Opposition MNA Says is reminiscent of the
Former Soviet Block. Quebec has announced a public inquiry into press
freedom and police surveillance amid fresh disclosures that the
monitoring of some journalists' cellphones lasted as long as five years
and targeted an ever-growing list of reporters.
November 4, 2015, Ottawa Citizen, page A9: Here's What Investigative
Journalists Do says the headline. The subhead Reporters, Like Those
spied on opinion Quebec, Can Make a Difference. On Thursday, Quebec
announces a public inquiry into freedom of the press and police
surveillance of journalists after revelations that provincial police
forces had extensively monitored reporters' phones. Several of the
reporters specialize in what's referred to as "investigative
journalism." Here are some exa,pimples where digging by reporters has
made a difference.
November 4, Ottawa Citizen, page NP4: Inquiry to Probe Police
Surveilling of Reporters is the headline of an article by Graeme
Hamilton. The subhead says Revelations Are 'Unprecedented crisis,' MNA
Says. In the National Assembly Thursday, revelations that police spied
on seven Quebec journalists in an attempt to identify their sources
were described by one opposition MNA as "an unprecedented crisis".
November 5, 2016, Ottawa Citizen, page B4: A column by Scott Reid is
headlined Alt-Right is Leading the Lowering of Journalism Standards.
The subhead reads We're at a Point Where Reporters are Regularly
Labelled as Enemies of Trump. In less than a week the free world might
be ruled by an orange-skinned Bond villain. If that happens,
voters will have only themselves to blame. But it's also as
good an excuse as any to lash out at the media and the role it's played
in this tunnel-of-terrors election campaign we've all been forced to
November 5, 2016: The Globe and Mail, page A2: In Quebec, A
Timely Reminder of the Need for a Free Press is the headline for
Elizabeth Renzetti's column. If the tweets and e-mails from some of my
ardent admirers are to believed, the lamestream media are on their last
legs, soon to collapse and die like the Edsel, the dodo and Crystal
Pepsi. Everyone who practises our craft will have to retrain in
respectable occupations - in pole dancing, if they'll have us, or
used-car sales if they're not fling picky. I don't share the cynicism
about the future of this loopy, glorious craft, needless to say.
November 5, 2016, Ottawa Citizen, page B5: Why Spying on the Press
Hurts Democracy, says the headline of an article by Janice Tibbetts.
Subhead - Sources Won't Come Forward if Police Can Identify Them.
Revelations this week that two Quebec police forces spied on
journalists by secretly monitoring their smartphones was widely
condemned in Canada and abroad as an outrageous attack on press freedom.