Media News Digest: Bell/Vice deal, John Bartlett jumps back to Sportsnet, Rogers wants to sell magazines

News about news 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 […]

Media News Digest: Supreme Court takes sources case, Attraction Radio sold, Saroja Coelho leaves CBC Quebec

News about news The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal by Radio-Canada, which is seeking to prevent reporter Marie-Maude Denis from having to reveal her sources for a story about Marc-Yvan Côté, former vice-president of engineering firm Roche, who is on trial for corruption charges and has demanded Denis testify about leaks to […]

Media News Digest: Influence questioned, Rogers cuts 75, Fazioli out at City

News about news Has #FIFA19 gone too far controlling photographers? pic.twitter.com/1thwBvuOrN — Ric Ernst (@RicErnst) June 16, 2018 The Michener Award, the journalism award given out by the governor general, was awarded to the Globe and Mail and journalist Robyn Doolittle for their Unfounded project looking at how police departments across the country handle investigations […]

Media News Digest: English Quebec leaders’ debate, new Gazette columnists, Cogeco CEO retiring

News about news Nominations have been announced for the Michener Award for public service journalism (considered the most prestigious because it involves the governor-general and because only one award is given out every year). They are: Cogeco Nouvelles for its reporting (by Monic Néron and Émilie Perreault) on Gilbert Rozon’s alleged sexual assault and harassment of […]

Eight proposals to replace OMNI

Updated April 20 with a clarification from Rogers, and Nov. 4 with clarifications based on feedback from Ethnic Channels Group. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has released eight applications for national ethnic television services, and set a hearing for Oct. 15 Nov. 26 to discuss which of them would be the best candidate to replace […]

Media News Digest: NNA noms, Attraction selling radio stations, feds probe Postmedia-Torstar conspiracy

News about news Finalists for the National Newspaper Awards have been announced. The Montreal Gazette didn’t get any nominations, and the Journal de Montréal only one, but subscription sports website The Athletic got its first nod. Winners will be announced May 4. The usual outlets led nominations: Globe and Mail: 18 Toronto Star: 12 La […]

Media News Digest: The TVA mosque imbroglio, Tommy’s last day on CJAD, Pete Marier back on CHOM

The TVA mosque debacle Their info was iffy and scant,So TVA chose to recant,Belatedly sorryFor pushing the storyAnd feeding La Meute and Levant. — Limericking (@Limericking) December 15, 2017 It took almost three days, but TVA Nouvelles has finally apologized and retracted a story it published Tuesday about a Côte-des-Neiges mosque demanding a city construction […]

Media News Digest: FPJQ winners, newspaper section shuffles, BNN hires Amanda Lang

News about news News from the FPJQ’s annual conference: Judith Jasmin journalism award winners (La Presse picked up the most prizes), Antoine Désilets photojournalism award winners (almost swept by La Presse), the Arthur-Prévost grant recipient (Christopher Nardi of the Journal de Montréal), an honourary membership for jailed blogger Raif Badawi, and new members of the […]

Media News Digest: Complaints about OMNI, Global Quebec turns 20, L’Actualité changes format

News about news The Toronto Star sparked a lot of WTFs and mockery online when it published an article suggesting wine pairings with movies including 12 Years a Slave. The article has since been “edited” (read: hacked down to just the non-offensive suggestions) and Public Editor Kathy English admits it was a “mistake”. A memo […]

Media News Digest: Sportsnet richer than TSN, Evan Solomon goes national, Gazette and Globe cut columns

News about news Journalism lesson: Always ask about the cat, or else you'll pay. #GalvNews #Harvey pic.twitter.com/RhAGpVdbns — John Wayne Ferguson (@JohnWFerguson) August 29, 2017 A consortium of news organizations has filed recommendations with the Chamberland Commission looking into spying on journalists. Among them are rules that better separate politicians from police. Globe and Mail […]