J-Links for June 4: First National Post lab, Edmonton magazine nabs 10 NMA noms, French reporter freed


In Canadian media:

National Post Labs’ first experiment: Gastropost


In Canadian media:

National Post Labs’ first experiment: Gastropost

The National Post has created an experiment called National Post Labs to learn more about what a news organization could be moving forward. Their first experiment, Gastropost is designed to get people to share their expertise about food, and isn’t strictly digital.

New Edmonton magazine with 10 National Magazine Award nominations

Launched in the fall of 2010, Eighteen Bridges has only put out four issues to date and only two of those qualified for this year’s National Magazine Awards. Yet, the magazine has nabbed 10 nominations for the awards this Thursday.

Television reporter Melissa Fung to speak at lecture in Vancouver

While reporting for the CBC in Afghanistan in 2008, Fung was stabbed, kidnapped and help captive by rebels for 28 days. She says the experience is still “really hard to talk about,” but will address some of the thing she learned at a lecture tomorrow in Vancouver.


In international media:

French reporter arrives home after being held captive since April

Freelance journalist Romeo Langlois arrived Friday at his home in France after being held captive by Colombia’s FARC rebels since late April. The reporter, who was working for France 24 television, said that he could not complain about the treatment from his captors.


Today’s read:

Eaton Centre shooter suspect turns himself in

At about 2:30 a.m. this morning a man turned himself him in to Toronto police’s downtown 52 division in relation to the Saturday evening shooting at the Eaton Centre in Toronto.