The Toronto Star laid off 52 people last week, including 19 full-time unionized journalists. Personally, I think it’s fair if those with more seniority avoided the axe, in part because I haven’t seen much fairness in shops where seniority didn’t apply. The fact that seniority played into determining who got laid off and who stayed […]
Sinking ad revenues triggered a round of job cuts Tuesday at the Toronto Star, with temporary workers on the company’s news tablet product taking the hardest hit.
Postmedia is seeking to cut about half its debt, thus slashing interest costs, in order to keep afloat.
As I said on Twitter, Beware using the Beaverton as a source.
Terence Corcoran of the Financial Post and Emma Rose Teitel, national columnist with the Toronto Star, tried to offer counter-opinions to those who believe Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente is a serial plagiarist who should be fired.
Here’s a round-up of commentary about the latest plagiarism shitstorm surrounding Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente. Here is my post from Monday – Margaret Wente in plagiarism hot water again.
On Saturday, Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente had a column published saying how The Great Global Greening is Happening Now. Unfortunately for Wente, Carole Wainio was one of its readers. She noticed some striking similarities between Wente’s writing and what appeared to be unattributed source material — as she did in 2012. As a […]
This Toronto Star op-ed by Madeleine Drohan is headlined Five things you need to know to save journalism, but I found it a bit misleading because it really doesn’t offer anything in terms of solutions.
Walter “Robby” Robinson ran the Spotlight investigative unit of the Boston Globe newspaper in 2002 when it took up the story of how priests sexually abused children in the Boston area and how the powerful Cardinal Bernard Law, archbishop of the Boston archdiocese, helped keep the carnage quiet. This work of reportage was honoured with […]
On Jan. 19, 25 people were let go from the Edmonton Journal, including editor-in-chief Margo Goodhand (Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey said some bosses had to go to, along with the worker bees). Goodhand penned an article for Walrus magazine about the experience and what it means to newspapers.