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Journalism becoming more interactive and individual-centric, ISOJ research panel says

Journalism is changing quickly, but rather than looking at a general picture of this transformation, a group of scholars researched how this change happens differently to different places and organizations, presenting their results during the second day of the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism. Read more »


Mexico, El Salvador, Antigua ranked higher in right to information laws than U.S. and Canada

Mexico, El Salvador and Antigua are ranked higher than Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Australia on a global ranking of right to information laws, according to the annual ratings prepared by Access Info Europe (AIE) and Halifax-based Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD). Read more »


News reports of Toronto mayor’s alleged crack cocaine use sparks journalism ethics debate

Explosive news reports alleging the mayor of Canada's largest city was videotaped smoking crack cocaine with drug dealers have ignited an intense debate over the corroboration of sources' claims and checkbook journalism in the digital media age. Read more »


"Cult of secrecy" pervades Canada's Access to Information system, report says

Secrecy is at the heart of the annual Review of Free Expression in Canada released on Friday, May 3, by the organization Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). Read more »


Daily News Digest: Front pages & stories behind the stories highlight tragedy in Boston

April 16 cover of The Sun Chronicle. Poynter via the Newseum.
  • Front pages & stories behind the stories highlight tragedy in Boston [Poynter]

"Deceptive progress" in the Americas, says RSF in press freedom report

Mexico and Cuba were the worst places for journalists in the Americas, tensions between the government and privately-owned media continued to escalate in Ecuador and Argentina, and Canada lost its position as press freedom leader in the continent, according to the Read more »


As debate on paywalls continues, Toronto Star becomes latest Canadian daily to adopt model

The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest English daily newspaper, announced this week that it will begin using a paywall for its digital content in 2013. With the Star joining the digital subscription field, all three of Canada’s largest English papers will now charge readers to read their online articles. Read more »


Canadian newspaper disciplines veteran columnist after blogger accuses her of plagiarism

The Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail has taken disciplinary actions against well-known columnist Margaret Wente after a blogger accused her of plagiarism, Yahoo! News reported.

Earlier this month, University of Ottawa visual arts professor Carol Wainio accused Wente in her blog Media Culpa, of stealing some content that appeared in one of her 2009 columns and was originally published in the Ottawa Citizen. Read more »


Newspapers increasingly eliminating copy editors, shifting copy editing duties to reporters

Faced with budget cuts due to declining circulations and ad revenues, newspapers across North America are moving behind paywalls, announcing they are cutting print editions, and laying off employees. When it comes to layoffs, more and more copy editors -- the ones responsible for ensuring grammar and spellings are correct - are getting the short end of the stick, and content producers -- reporters and editors -- are taking over copy editors' former duties. Read more »


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