The Globe and Mail is experimenting with an e-newsletter that will highlight the voices, opinions and insights of women. Amplify, which will be guest-edited each week, will land in subscribers’ inboxes every Saturday morning, starting Dec. 2. Topics will vary from education, harassment, and politics to highlighting Canadian women who are inspiring others.
The Canadian Media Guild says despite a report in the National Post that contains claims attributed to a CMG staffer suggesting the union is “dealing with multiple sexual harassment claims” at VICE Canada, that is not the case. CMG issued a statement in response to the story, which has since been removed from NP’s website, saying it’s ready to support any members who come forward to report sexual harassment.
CTV News, Indie88 (CIND-FM) Toronto, CBC Radio and 680 News (CFTR-AM) Toronto are among the media outlets to win a 2017 Canadian Online Publishing Award. Selected by a panel of judges, including Rogers Media VP Brandon Kirk, you can find the complete list of winners here.
Rogers has been granted leave to appeal a lower court ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that prevented it from charging copyright holders who ask the ISP to help track down suspected movie pirates. The SCOC is expected to hear the appeal mid-2018. Rogers argues it shouldn’t have to do the work for free and that copyright owners should cough up $100/hour. Voltage Pictures, best known for 2008’s The Hurt Locker, filed the original suit against Rogers, which the ISP won. In May however, the Federal Court of Appeal sided with Voltage.
The Facebook Journalism Project has announced a partnership with tech incubator DMZ and the Ryerson School of Journalism. The Digital News Innovation Challenge will provide five startups with five months of incubation at Sandbox, the DMZ’s skills development space, $100,000 in non-dilutive seed capital and a $50,000 Facebook marketing budget. The program will culminate in a demo day where each startup will present their company to a panel of judges and industry leaders. Applications open on Jan. 25 and close Mar. 9. Find more info at www.digitalnewsinnovation.ca