Vancouver Sun managing editor Kirk LaPointe made the following observation on Twitter yesterday about Obamarama: Twitter surly/superficial on Obama's Cdn visit, no better than msm. No access, period. News conf will be Twitter-better. I later replied with the following: Since Twitter is conversational, why wouldn't it lean more to entertainment than informational value? He didn't [...]
From The Globe and Mail: Leonard Asper is scrambling to secure a financial lifeline for CanWest Global Communications Corp. before the end of the month to prevent his family-run media empire from sliding into bankruptcy protection. Yet even if he is successful, the price of that lifeline could be steep. Some potential investors — including [...]
Three men on trial for their support roles in the murder of crusading Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya have been acquitted by a jury.
An admitted catch-up post: On Tuesday, lawyers representing a number of media organizations tried to convince the Supreme Court of Canada that this country's libel and defamation laws are in serious need of updating. From the Feb. 18 Globe and Mail: The press cannot continue to fearlessly publish tough stories which better society unless the [...]
My CTV.ca colleagues took a look at how the U.S. media handled their president's brief sojourn north of the border. HL – U.S. media has mishaps, some fun with Obama visit: Several U.S. journalists blogged about the trip to Ottawa. Christina Bellantoni, a Washington Times reporter who travelled to Ottawa with the presidential press pool, [...]