The federal budget included some items for Canadian journalism: $50 million over five years for independent NGOs to to “support local journalism in underserved communities,” and the potential for news organizations to get charitable status. But there are still a lot of questions about how this will actually work. We chat with H.G. Watson, managing editor at J-Source.
Plus, a judge dismissed the charge against a man who yelled “F**k her right in the p***y” at reporter Heather Gillis. Now she’s worried this will only happen to more of her colleagues. Attacks and online harassment are a fact of life for many women in journalism; Jacob Dubé, discusses his deep dive into the issue for the Ryerson Review magazine.
–H.G. Watson, managing editor at J-Source
–Heather Gillis, municipal affairs reporter for NTV News in St. John’s
–Jacob Dubé, Ryerson Review of Journalism production editor
–Federal budget fails to provide real help to Canadian media, industry officials warn (Toronto Star)