I happened to trip across an April 8 commentary on J-Source by Deborah Campbell, one in which my name appears. She linked to an old blog post of mine about the CAJ’s total mishandling of the Stevie Cameron situation, but that link is broken. I tried to leave a comment, but Recaptcha, the site’s spam-comment-blocking […]
I dug up (so to speak) how journalists on CAJ-L discussed the 1999 snowstorm that paralyzed Toronto and led then-mayor Mel Lastman to call in the army.
(Note: This was first posted to CAJ-L, the e-mail discussion list of the Canadian Association of Journalists, in May 2005. I made a few formatting changes on June 21, 2010) I really hoped to put the CAJ/Stevie Cameron affair behind me, but in the last few days, I’ve found myself roused into commenting once more. […]
On March 10, 2004, the CAJ board sent out a news release attacking author Stevie Cameron for being too close to the police in her investigation of the Airbus affair. In my opinion, it was done in haste, it was ill-informed and it smeared the reputation of an honoured member of the craft. Cameron (whom […]
Over the last two nights, I've made some posts to CAJ-L on being stuck in casual hell as a journalist — the worst shifts, the worst work and the least security. For the hell of it, I argued the pro and the con sides in different posts. It was actually an offshoot of a thread […]
I went off on a wee bit of a rant tonight on CAJ-L. The trigger was a posting on the timidity of the Canadian media. John Miller wrote: > This is precisely the problem. Journalists in Canada have> become a meek lot. The corporate culture of, say, CanWest > Global Communications (to name the most obvious […]
Here’s a CAJ-L posting I made on The Daily Show’s “coverage” of Dubya’s attempts to deflect on the Al Qaqaa cock-up and a pointer to a great column from the ever-lucid Paul Krugman of the NYT.
Wal-Mart has decided it won’t be carrying America (The Book): A citizen’s guide to democracy inaction, by Jon Stewart and writers from The Daily Show crew.
A disturbing part of a lawsuit filed against Fox News star Bill O’Reilly talks about how he warned a female colleague that screwing with Fox News (so to speak) would bring repercussions: I posted this to CAJ-L first. It has its genesis in the Frank Rich column I posted earlier tonight. Another related posting is […]
There was some chatter on CAJ-L on the subject of going to the “dark side” (ie. better paying jobs in corporate and government communications). My contribution is below. I've also archived some of the better posts. – – – – – – – – – – – I was hunting around for an old American […]
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