In earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, there have been five mass extinction events. If a new paper is correct, we may be on the verge of number six. But unlike the others, this one will mostly be man-caused.
From CBCNews.ca (“Terrorism deaths spiked in 2014: U.S. State Department“): Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria were behind a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the U.S State Department.
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has released its Digital News Report 2015. Here’s the quick version of its main findings:
Pope Francis issued a papal report Thursday calling for urgent action to stop climate change and end the destruction of our planet.
Disgraced anchor Brian Williams, who embellished stories about wartime trips to Iraq and other stories, will return from his suspension to a much lower-profile job as a breaking news anchor with cable network MSNBC.
Media analyst Ken Doctor takes a look at the tablet play by La Presse in Montreal and the looming one by the Toronto Star in postings at the Nieman Lab website.
From the NYT (“ISIS Is Winning the Social Media War, U.S. Concludes“): An internal State Department assessment paints a dismal picture of the efforts by the Obama administration and its foreign allies to combat the Islamic State’s message machine, portraying a fractured coalition that cannot get its own message straight.
Jane Armstrong was an accomplished senior journalist when she joined the Tyee as editor-in-chief last fall. Seven months later, the Tyee heaved her overboard. She is now suing for wrongful dismissal.
Evan Solomon had one of the top jobs in Canadian political journalism: He hosted both CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, and the House, CBC Radio One’s Saturday morning politics show. All that came crashing down late Tuesday afternoon as CBC decided to fire him for his moonlighting job — taking a secret cut of […]
The Group of Seven leaders have pledged to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2100, but Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper described the target as “aspirational,” saying change will only come through technological advance.