In the mind of Doug Kelly, the Post of the future will further divide readers and critics. But can a niche audience support a national newspaper?
Betty’s, a downtown Toronto bar, is all warm wood tones and squeaky floors, its seafoam walls barely visible through a collection of framed sports memorabilia. Last October, it was the site of a celebration commemorating the National Post’s 11th anniversary. Once the spoiled child of media baron Conrad Black, the paper had more extravagant parties […]
Five “fearless” journalists plan to hole up in a French farmhouse with nothing but Twitter and Facebook to connect them to the outside world. This breakthrough method of modern science will surely reveal all the newsgathering secrets of social networking. Right. Somewhere, someone at the Onion is asking themselves: “Why didn’t I think of that?“ […]
Plagiarism in academia, or even news writing, may be easy to prove. But for columnists, the line is not as clear. Is it still plagiarism when they’re stealing ideas instead of words?
After The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente wrote a column about the risks of talking on a cell phone while driving, it didn’t take long forsomeone to notice it seemed very similar to one by Maureen Dowd that had run in The New York Times the day before. The NYTPicker, a website that follows the Times, cited Wente for “uncredited […]
A cricket field doesn’t seem like an obvious venue for freedom of the press initiatives. Nor does a locker room, unless you’re the Toronto Star. Like the rest of Canada’s newspapers, it’s part of the boycott instituted by the Associated Press against Cricket Australia. According to the Star, the sports league wanted rights to deny photos to certain […]