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An airy future view of journalism

Erin Millar of The Discourse thinks that once we kick that tired old advertising business model to the curb and embrace subscriptions, things in the Canadian news industry will be peachy* once again. I’m doubtful.

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How the Edmonton Journal won an honorary Pulitzer 80 years ago

Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons tells the story of how the paper came to be the only non-American newspaper to win an honorary Pulitzer Prize for its battling for press freedom in Alberta.

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World Press Freedom Day in Myanmar

A tweet from Reuters: Myanmar journalists say government is failing to protect press freedom, according to survey: https://t.co/3EfEo9BKEI Follow updates on detained @Reuters reporters in Myanmar: https://t.co/XYMIiRARYG pic.twitter.com/00CV6BSEEo — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 3, 2018

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The deadliest countries for journalists

This tweet from the Committee to Protect Journalists shows which have been the most dangerous countries for journalists since 1992, including where journos were deliberately targeted. On the 25th #WorldPressFreedomDay, we remember the more than 1300 journalists killed for their work worldwide since 1992, and salute the bravery of those who risk their lives to […]

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World Press Freedom Day – The Globe’s view

The newest twist in the never-ending battle for press freedom is the mainstream assault on journalists, writes the Globe and Mail in a World Press Freedom Day editorial.

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