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Online & Digital Media News – Overstory ordered to pay $270K in unpaid wages

Overstory Media Group has been ordered to pay more than $270,000 in unpaid wages to a group of nine former employees of Vancouver alt weekly The Georgia Straight. An Employment Standards Branch ruling published this month compels Overstory to pay the sum, in addition to a $500 administrative penalty, for wages, vacation pay, length of service compensation and interest. Employment Standards says that when Overstory bought the Vancouver Free Press (VFP), parent company of The Georgia Straight, in Sept. 2022, VFP was never formally dissolved or wound down and therefore Overstory is required to compensate the former staffers.

Postmedia has launched a new app offering subscribers what Chief Content Officer Duncan Clark bills as “an intuitive design that makes it easier than ever to engage with our journalism.” Postmedia brands now available on both iOS and Android include: Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, The London Free Press, Regina Leader-Post, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Windsor Star, National Post and Financial Post. Postmedia says the app keeps user preferences and convenience top of mind with a customized news feed based on preferred publications, categories, and authors, and a “discover” section that surfaces trending content from across the Postmedia network of titles New ad capabilities include enhanced targeting based on key values and optimized ad placement for improved visibility and user experience.

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