I took my seven-year-old son to see Justin Trudeau on Monday night. One of my hopes as a parent is that my son takes an interest in politics as a way to help him understand why things are how they are in his city, province, country, and planet. I want him to become an engaged […]
Having abandoned my dream to become a prison warden, I came late to a journalism career. There was one other Black woman at the San Francisco Chronicle when I joined the staff, as a rookie reporter, in the mid-1980s. But having had a falling out with the powers-that-be over the paper’s lackluster coverage of the local Black […]
When the Halifax Chronicle Herald’s reporters and editors went on strike last January, I, like many readers, cancelled my subscription as a least-we-could-do gesture to support those journalists who produce the news that made the Herald an actual newspaper, and not just another advertising flyer. Although I’d grown up with and subscribed for more than...
The newsroom strike at the Chronicle Herald, now in its tenth month, is hitting arts organizations in the pocketbook. “We’ve seen our [audience] numbers drop by half,” said Pamela Halstead, a director at the Valley Summer Theatre in Wolfville. “We’ve lost tens of thousands of dollars.” Halstead was speaking this morning at a press conference called by […]
Upset with the a CBC “explainer” about the community of North Preston, eight protestors descended upon CBC’s Halifax offices and demanded a retraction. Last week, after the bodies of five-year-old Taliyah Marsman and her mother, Sara Baillie, were found in two locations near Calgary, former Nova Scotia resident Edward Downey was charged with two counts of first degree […]
Local Xpress, the online news publication produced by striking Chronicle Herald journalists, has expanded. “We’re taking the Herald on head-to-head,” said Martin O’Hanlon, president of CWA Canada, the national union that supports the local Halifax Typographical Union. The revamped site will have national and local news, sports, entertainment, obituaries, event listings, weather and online flyers. The national news […]
On Sunday April 24 Solidarity Halifax organized a public meeting to discuss the strike at the Halifax Chronicle Herald, currently dragging into its fourth month. Striking Chronicle Herald news editor Pam Sword, Saint Mary’s labour professor Judy Haiven and the Halifax Examiner’s own Tim Bousquet spoke to a standing room-only crowd. Examineradio is happy to present the […]
Yesterday, the Chronicle Herald published an article with the alarming headline “Parents worried over school kids’ brutality at Chebucto Heights Elementary School.” The lede: HALIFAX — Concerned parents are reporting incidents of violence by refugee students at Chebucto Heights Elementary School. Reports of students choking, pushing, slapping and verbally abusing their fellow classmates are causing […]
This week, media strategist and all-around doer with Brown Paper Tickets Sabrina Roach talks about the explosion of low-power FM radio in her native Seattle and around the US. How does this movement increase dialogue within underrepresented communities and could that model work in Canada? Tim, meanwhile, reminisces about all the great bands he missed while getting high. […]
The president and CEO of the Chronicle Herald was a no-show yesterday at a “Game Changers” event hosted by the Halifax Partnership at the Harbourfront Marriott hotel. Herald boss Mark Lever had been scheduled to hand out cash awards to three winners who entered 30-second videos of themselves in a “Pitch It!” competition aimed at...