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Another successful charity softball game v Jewish General Hospital Memory Clinic Trailmakers. @CBCMontreal lost 11-2. Raised about $250 & Nobody needed an ambulance. Thanks to all CBC listeners and watchers who came out! Wins all around! pic.twitter.com/USA21Mi79R
— Douglas Gelevan (@DGelevan) August 15, 2018
- The Nieman Lab looks at how the Globe and Mail will be covering cannabis, including the launch of a premium subscription news service that will start at $999 a year.
- The Winnipeg Free Press mobilized its newsroom to cover 24 hours in the life of the city, focused on food.
- More than 300 newspapers joined the Boston Globe in printing editorials condemning the White House’s verbal attacks on the media. CNN has compiled some highlights.
- Police are investigating after Toronto Sun photographer Stan Behal was attacked by a man during an anti-hate protest in Toronto. Various people have opined that this is either being underplayed or overplayed or misinterpreted, but the truth is that no person should fear for their safety at a protest, regardless of whether the threat of violence comes from a member of the police or an activist. And if your protest condemns violence, it should not use its size to de facto protect those who engage in it. (UPDATE: An arrest has been made in the case.)
- A New Brunswick judge has lifted a publication ban on details related to the Aug. 10 Fredericton shooting, which was put in place even though much of that information had already been published.
- A Florida school district learned that when you release redacted information online, you can’t just cover it with a black box. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel found the redacted info in the files and published it, and argued with a judge over whether doing so was legal.
- Star Democratic Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a town hall last Sunday which was open to the public but closed to journalists, either because she wanted constituents to be free to speak their minds or because she’s just annoyed at journalists mobbing her for comment. Anyway, they’ve promised not to do that again.