Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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'Media look to smartphones to help pay for news'

From CP via CTV.ca: Some of Canada's leading news organizations are betting that avid BlackBerry users are also news junkies and have introduced a mobile service specifically for RIM smartphones. The Canadian Press Mobile application is available at BlackBerry App World, a virtual “app” store launched last week by Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) with both […]

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Tue, April 7 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

The Canadian Press to chop 25 jobs

From The Globe and Mail: The restructuring is part of a plan that has seen CP get federal permission to suspend its pension contributions for 2009 through 2011, to alleviate financial pressure on the operations. … The job cuts are equal to eight per cent of CP's work force. Staff will be offered buyouts, which […]

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Risking everything to get the story in Burma

The work of undercover reporters in Burma is the object of a new documentary. From the BBC: Images sent out of Burma brought the uprising to the world's attention A monk looks into a camera at a monastery in Rangoon. His face is bruised and swollen. Troops came during the night, he says. They beat […]

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Italians, meet Muslims. Muslims, meet Italians

A new magazine in Italy is attempting to bridge some mutual culture gaps. From the NYT: On one side of a drab street in working-class Milan, a squat structure houses a conservative mosque that was once believed to be a hub of radical Islam in Italy. Even now, after a government crackdown drove off extremists, […]

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Souvlaki, anyone?

BlogTO recently did a round-up of souvlaki and gyros opportunities in t-dot. I can vouch for Astoria, Asteria, Alexandros and Yiannis's in St. Lawrence Market. A joint at College/Ossington offers up a solid Nova Scotia-style donair. I wonder if BlogTO will do a similar meta-review review of falafel and sharwarma (it has reviewed individual shawarma joints […]

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AP draws line in sand over use of its content online

From the NYT: Taking aim at the way news is spread across the Internet, The Associated Press said on Monday that Web sites that used the work of news organizations must obtain permission and share revenue with them, and that it would take legal action against those that did not. A.P. executives said they were […]

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