Licensing journalists: a maybe good, maybe terrible, definitely complicated proposal

What is a journalist? What is a journalistic act? What’s the best way to protect the rights of journalists? Can we trust journalists to identify and monitor one another? This Saturday evening, about 50 journalists and people concerned about the state of journalism today packed into the Upper Library at U of T’s Massey College […]

Kingston wants its above-Standard newspaper back

After years of newsroom cuts that they say have tarnished the image of their once-great local paper, Kingston residents and area journalists have had enough. Together with Communications Workers of America — Canada, they are launching a campaign to put pressure on the Kingston Whig-Standard‘s owner, Quebecor, to restore the paper to its former glory. […]

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Two years of shame at Journal de Montreal

Two hundred and fifty-three  Journal de Montréal workers marked their second anniversary on the picket line today. They were locked out by their employer, media giant Quebecor, on January 24, 2009, after employees refused to accept concessions. The paper has continued to publish, although many, many freelancers have heeded the call to stop contributing. The locked-out workers’ […]

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,