This week, Halifax Examiner editor Tim Bousquet convenes a roundtable with three young Ottawa-based journalists to discuss the state of Canadian news media. Joining Tim is former CBC-TV correspondent and current Ottawa Citizen reporter Kady O’Malley, Alex Boutilier of the Toronto Star and Buzzfeed Canada’s Politics Editor Paul McLeod. Let’s order more drinks! […]
This is a work in progress. As time goes by, I hope to add more publications, fill in lots more details, and give some sense as to what these publications were all about. Please contact me if you can help. The Atlantic Advocate Cape Breton Highlander The 4th ESTATE The Maritime Labour Herald MicMac News […]
This week, the Friends of Green Cove — a group opposed to the controversial Mother Canada statue propsed for Cape Breton Highlands National Park — revealed that Parks Canada had donated $100,000 to the project’s development. This, despite the fact that the government agency’s role is to evaluate the project’s worthiness. We speak with Dr. […]
This week’s episode recorded live at Charlie’s Club — the venerated North End hub of journalism. Because we could. Four-year-old concert scandal reveals new numbers! Three by-elections called in Nova Scotia! Too (two) many buzzwords and ‘paradigm shifts’ at #StepUpHalifax Conference! One plane drops from the sky without explanation! (And a partridge in a pear tree) Also, we […]
This week: Air Canada Flight 624 crash lands at Halifax airport; we speak to King’s College journalism prof David Swick about the Chronicle Herald’s advertorials promoting Nova Scotia Business, Inc.; and listen in as councillor Gloria McCluskey attacks fire chief Doug Trussler. Listen to Episode #7 of Examineradio below, or subscribe to the Examineradio podcast […]
The Chronicle Herald is printing advertorials promoting Nova Scotia Business, Inc, the province’s economic development agency. The campaign includes “freelance-written articles and original photography appearing weekly in the printed Herald and its community papers, banner advertisements, social media, and a specially designed online hub of content,” wrote NSBI spokesperson Shawn Hirtle in an email. NSBI paid $34,900...
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The Halifax Examiner is looking for an education reporter. This is a full-time contract position from February 15 to May 15, 2015. If this short term contract works out, it might be renewed in the fall. Duties will include: • focusing primarily on Halifax-area universities, campus issues, union and administrative politics, campus events, etc.; but possibly also […]
Updated, November 7. See below. What’s the role of free press in society? It’s not a theoretical question: Halifax is the birthplace of press freedom in this country, and we pay homage to Joseph Howe for calling out corruption when he saw it. Meanwhile, reporters and editors elsewhere are being murdered for a job reporters in Canada take […]
Monday, the Chronicle Herald sent notice to subscribers that it would soon start charging for its eight-times-monthly magazine, which has previously been a bonus for regular subscribers. But the charge for the magazine was going to be added to subscribers’ bills without their positive assent. To avoid the extra charge, subscribers would have to opt-out via an […]