From Patricia Best's blog at globeandmail.com: David Radler is out of U.S. prison – but he is now in the hands of Corrections Canada and in prison somewhere in Canada.
A number of journalistic experts rounded up by the Globe and Mail all agree that the base of columnists writing viewpoints stuff for CBC.ca needs to be diversified. From the Globe and Mail: The question, said Donna Logan, founding director of the University of British Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, is “whether the public broadcaster [...]
“There's a slightly higher degree of responsibility expected from journalists who blog” than people who blog as a sideline, says Maclean's Kady O'Malley in a radio documentary about Tory blogger Stephen Taylor broadcast on CBC's The Current.
From a news release: TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 1, 2008) – The 24 hours free daily newspapers in five major urban markets are launching a new design this week with a “hi-speed news” format shaped by extensive research with readers and advertisers. The redesign of the 24 hours newspapers starts with a content-rich front page [...]
The brouhaha over Heather Mallick's notorious column on CBC.ca rated a news story, column and editorial in Tuesday's Globe and Mail. I never saw any mention that her relationship with the paper as a freelance columnist ended on a bad note. From the news story: In an interview yesterday, (CBC News publisher John) Cruickshank clarified [...]
Some lessons applicable to the current crisis in the United States can be found by examining the period leading up to the Great Depression. From the NYT's Dave Leonhardt: In 1929, Meyer Mishkin owned a shop in New York that sold silk shirts to workingmen. When the stock market crashed that October, he turned to [...]
From the NYT: Katie Couric’s newsmaking interviews with the Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, last week had only a slight impact on the ratings for her CBS newscast. But if the network could have added up all the other viewers the interviews (and its spoof) racked up, on places like CNN, YouTube and “Saturday [...]
From the Globe and Mail: Perhaps one day, they'll print it on T-shirts: I Went Through the September Wringer of 2008. With a dizzying, dismal September finally behind the world's financial markets, investors are left surveying the carnage of the most volatile month for stocks in a generation. After a history-making month of failing banks, [...]