Two ONG members nominated for journalism awards

 

 

A pair of Citizen journalists have been nominated for reporting awards sponsored by the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Glen McGregor and Robert Sibley have been nominated for their work on the Senate expenses scandal and for coverage of last year’s fatal bus/train crash respectively. McGregor’s nomination is in the open media category while Sibley has been nominated in the daily excellence division.

Winners will be announced May 10 at an awards gala in Ottawa.

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ONG Secretary Gord Holder visits Saint John 7 strike HQ, offers support

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Seven members of the Canadian Media Guild have been on strike against three Saint John New Brunswick radio stations since the summer of 2012. While in Saint John recently ONG executive member Gord Holder dropped by strike headquarters to lend his support. He picked up a strike T-shirt and will be auctioning it off with proceeds headed to the locals strike fund. See more at:


http://www.radiofreesaintjohn.fm/

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PMO won’t say how many staff earn $150K, citing privacy

By Kady O’Malley, CBC News Posted: Mar 07, 2014 2:30 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014 6:31 PM ET

The prime minister's office is refusing to reveal how many staffers make more than $150,000, among a number of questions departments are routinely refusing to answer in Parliament. The prime minister’s office is refusing to reveal how many staffers make more than $150,000, among a number of questions departments are routinely refusing to answer in Parliament. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

The prime minister’s office is refusing to reveal how many staffers make more than $150,000.

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Deadline Extended to March 14th – 2014 Belcarz-Zeidler Scholarship

Dear Local President,

I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the John Belcarz and Dan Zeidler post-secondary education/training memorial scholarships. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are available.

The accompanying attachments contain a poster and application form in both English and French (also available on our website: http://www.cwa-scacanada.ca. Please circulate this information to your members.

In solidarity,

Martin O’Hanlon
Director, CWA/SCA Canada

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Valuable online education/training resource that is FREE

Hello,

head-martinI’m writing to remind you about a valuable online education/training resource that is FREE to you – and your family – as a CWA Canada member.

Through CWA/NETT Academy, you and your family members can access lynda.com and over 2,000 online courses on everything from Excel, to web design, to video editing. It’s a $375/year value free to you as a member of the union.

So how do you get started? Simply contact your Local leadership or staff and they will email you the registration details.

This is part of CWA Canada’s ongoing effort to serve members, and I hope you find a course that interests you.

All the best,
Martin

Martin O’Hanlon
Director, CWA Canada

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Why are so many journalists willing to write for free?

(Article reprinted from  J-source.ca)

By Kathleen Kuehn

Last March, an editor from The Atlantic approached freelance journalist Nate Thayer about repurposing an article he’d published elsewhere for the news magazine’s website. Unfortunately, the editor informed him, freelance funds had run out. In lieu of payment, the opportunity would offer Thayer “exposure” to The Atlantic’s 13 million monthly readers.

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