2 Sep

Richard Kanee named CBC head of digital

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-thumbnail inline-image" hspace="10" src=" Kanee_0.JPG" title="" /> <strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p><p>Richard Kanee is the CBC’s new head of digital for English Services.</p>

26 Aug

Tessa Sproule to launch contrarian site Vubble

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-thumbnail inline-image" hspace="10" src=" Sproule_2.JPG" title="" /><strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p><p>Tessa Sproule, the former director of digital at CBC, is launching a new site.</p>

25 Aug

Vancouver Observer growing with National Observer

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" Observer_0.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo of the soon-to-be-launched National Observer website courtesy of Vancouver Observer</em></p><p><strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p><p>Vancouver Observer publisher Linda Solomon plans to expand her online news platform nationally.</p>

29 Jul

TheScore lays off six features staff

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-medium inline-image" src=" app.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Screen grab of TheScore's app</em></p><p><strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p><p>TheScore has laid off six staff members.</p><p>The Toronto-based company, which offers a Facebook-style feed of sports news and game data in its mobile app, said these changes are the result of a strategic change rather than financial hardship.</p>

28 Jul

Media tweeting from courtroom impresses Nova Scotia top judge

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" homepage_0.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo courtesy of Michelle-Andrea Girouard</em></p><p><strong>By Geordan Omand, for the Canadian Press</strong></p><div style="clear:none;"><p>A top judge in Nova Scotia says he is surprised at the positive impact live-tweeting inside the courtroom has had after the province’s judiciary recently relaxed the rules on the use of Twitter in the courts.</p>

19 Jun

Q&A with Tim Bousquet on the launch of Halifax Examiner

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" Examiner_1.JPG" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p><p>When Tim Bousquet announced he was leaving Halifax weekly <em>The Coast</em> to launch a new venture, there was a lot of buzz. Bousquet made his mark with groundbreaking investigations, such as his reporting on then-mayor Peter Kelly’s impropriety in handling the estate of a family friend, and won several awards.</p>

18 Jun

Will Haligonians open their wallets for Tim Bousquet’s paywalled news site?

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" Examiner_0.JPG" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Geoff Davies</strong></p><p>Tim Bousquet took a bold leap a few months back—quitting one of Halifax’s most prominent media gigs to launch a new venture, and the industry started buzzing.</p>

12 Jun

Journalists killed the curation star

<p><strong>By Shane Schick</strong></p><p>If content curation engines worked, I wouldn’t be writing this article. I wouldn’t have to.</p>

12 Jun

Ombudsman: Should Brunswick News have taken down its paywall following the Moncton shootings?

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" News_2.JPG" title="" /></p><p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-thumbnail inline-image" hspace="10" src=" Graham_3.JPG" title="" /> <strong>By Patricia Graham, Brunswick News ombudswoman </strong></p>

10 Jun

Updated: With a gunman on the loose, should Brunswick News have lowered its newspapers’ paywalls?

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" News_0.JPG" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Kyle Brown</strong></p><p>During the hunt for a gunman last week in Moncton, N.B., many of the usual questions regarding the role of the media in spot news and tragedy re-emerged. Should media publish the shooter’s name? Were citizens unwittingly abetting the gunman by posting photos on social media? Does 24/7 coverage spur copycats in search of anti-hero infamy?</p>