Canadian politeness contributes to pearl-clutching over a supposedly “nasty” political discourse
Ezra Levant attempts to distance his far right website The Rebel from the alt-right, claiming he’s just learned that the movement is for racists. And a long strike at Nova Scotia’s largest newspaper ends, as some seriously shitty journalistic practices by replacement workers come to light.
It’s been reported that scabs had gotten government communications staff to edit their stories.
How striking journalists in Halifax conjured an award-winning digital news outlet out of pluck and spite
…The Chronicle Herald’s Mark Lever, that’s who. After pleading poverty for nearly 16 months while his reporters, editors, and photographers are strike, he came up with the bucks to buy 28 Atlantic Canadian newspapers from the floundering Transcontinental chain. This gives his company an effective monopoly in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. … Continued
Journalists at Nova Scotia’s paper of record are heading back to the bargaining table with management. But after an acrimonious year on the picket line, can the two sides find labour peace?
After seven months walking the picket lines journalists at the Halifax Chronicle Herald are left to wonder how a paper in supposedly dire straits can afford paying thousands of dollars to an out-of-town private investigator. A Vancouver-based private investigations firm has been following striking Herald journalists, and has collected upward of $400,000 from the paper, … Continued
For the last three months, 61 journalists at Nova Scotia’s self-described paper of record have been on strike. This is taking place at a time when print media in Canada is in deep, deep trouble.
Ex-Chronicle Herald columnist Lezlie Lowe talks about quitting the paper over its refugee schoolyard story, Trudeau’s quantum computing spiel and how pundits have handled the Leap Manifesto.
There was a conspicuous absence from the Nova Scotia NDP’s leadership conference this weekend.
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