Star Media Group Has Announced More Layoffs At The Toronto Star

Star Media Group has announced more layoffs at the Toronto Star, with 22 regular employees leaving immediately, mostly from the newsroom, with a further 26 temporary staff to depart over the next few months, mostly from the Star’s tablet division. The company positions the moves as necessary in its evolution into a multi-platform and digitally focused organization.

The Ontario Association of Broadcasters has created a new award to recognize station promotions. They’ll be judged on originality, station benefit, goals achieved and impact in the community. Campaigns will need to have online components, be multi-faceted and run during the 2015/2016 broadcast year. There will be winners in both large and small markets to be announced during the OAB annual conference on November 10 in Toronto.