J-Links for July 3: Journos named to Order of Canada; AP intern found dead in Mexico; Douglas Todd on journalism ethics


In Canadian media:

Six journalists named to the Order of Canada


In Canadian media:

Six journalists named to the Order of Canada

Veteran television journalist Craig Oliver and columnist Chantal Hébert are two of the six journalists who are the newest Order of Canada recipients. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to award those with outstanding lifetime achievement in their field and in community service. The recipients will accept the honour during a ceremony to be held at a later date. For the National Post’s complete list and to see the other four journalists honoured, click here.

‘We’re all journalists now’: Vancouver Sun’s Douglas Todd on journalism ethics today

With more people using the Internet as an outlet for citizen journalism, The Sun’s Douglas Todd explores what ethical code journalists should follow today. Since the influence of digital media is on the rise, he came up with three ground rules to follow: respect the rules of dialogue, responsibility to engage and commit to “reasonableness.”

Charities link up, create more safety training for Canadian freelancers

The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma is teaming with Britain’s Rory Peck Trust (RPT) to create more opportunities for Canadian freelancers (and freelances working for Canadian media) to attend hazardous environment safety training courses. The Forum Freelance Fund provides bursaries of up to $2,500 to help freelancers attend the courses and the RPT may grant additional bursaries to successful candidates. Applications open July 1 and close on Aug. 31, 2012.


In international media:

AP summer intern dies in Mexico City

Armando Montano, 22, was working as a news intern for The Associated Press in Mexico City this summer. The Colorado resident arrived in Mexico in early June and was found dead on Saturday in an elevator shaft of an apartment building near his living quarters in the capital.


Today’s read:

National Post: Anderson Cooper comes out, but is it that big of a deal?

CNN’s Anderson Cooper confirmed rumours that he is gay, six paragraphs into an email to a friend. His friend Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan, with permission, published Cooper’s response. The National Post’s Sarah Boesveld discusses whether or not it even matters.