In the mind of Michael Cooke, the Star of the future looks a lot like the heyday of Fleet Street tabloids. But can past glories be reborn online?
Michael Cooke stomps around the newsroom, asking anyone who will listen, “Are we pictured up?” TheToronto Star’s editor-in-chief will hold a front-page story if it has no art. He’ll barge around spouting his catchphrase, his doggedness bordering on absurdity. In April 2008, police charged Christine Bedford with assault after she threw coffee in a man’s […]
Finally, finally! Wednesday morning, The New York Times announced its plan to put up a paywall and acknowledge journalism’s not free to produce. The beginning of 2011 is the oblique timeline for the “metered model” plan to charge only after readers have gone over a not-yet-set limit of articles per month. The decision ignited a […]
Yesterday, 56 newspapers in 45 countries published the same editorial. Although appearing in 20 different languages, the sentiments of the piece remained the same from India to China to Dubai to Canada’s Toronto Star. The papers aimed to urge the 192 countries represented at the United Nations’ climate treaty talks in Copenhagen to come to an agreement on the […]
With the assistance of a confidential source, Daniel Leblanc helped uncover the sponsorship scandal that rocked the Liberal government. Now the reporter is being asked to name names Katherine Laidlaw looks at the Supreme Court case that could reshape investigative journalism in Canada
“While he likes the occasional brown envelope, he is also open to anonymous emails.” That’s the cheeky one-liner Daniel Leblanc delivers at the end of his Globe and Mailonline bio. An Ottawa-based reporter since 1998, Leblanc has been fighting the absence of source protection in this country for four years. Next week, he’ll sit in the […]