Not long ago, viewers tuned in to see if they needed an umbrella. Today, they expect an updated forecast every ten minutes. Can broadcasters deliver?
An empty studio desk at the Weather Network headquarters in Oakville, Ontario never stays empty for long. Within seconds, it becomes scattered with lipstick-stained coffee cups, maps of Canada and piles of meteorological data printouts. Suzanne Leonard Feliz, the afternoon program host, leans forward, pen poised over her maps, listening as the studio meteorologist on […]
At Canadian Press, style is never taken for granted. Usage, sensibly enough, often comes down to what doesn't look stupid—for now
Patti Tasko calls it a “huge fight”: Canadian Press (CP) versus the town of Lac La Biche, Alta. No blood was shed, no one was killed, and there were certainly no sex scandals. But calls came into CP, including one from the mayor, with people riled up about one thing: the spelling of the town’s […]
During the fractious strike at the Calgary Herald, there were two legitimate opposing views. But you wouldn't have known it by reading the National Post
There was a press package waiting for reporters when they walked into the small, well-lit conference room. Dated December 17, 1999, it contained a press release titled: “CLC’s Ken Georgetti Launches Boycott of Conrad Black’s National Post in Support of Calgary Herald Strikers.” The package also included a three-page backgrounder on the strike, which reporters […]