How The StarMetro Cuts Exemplify The Precarious Nature Of Journalism: Pull Quotes Season Three, Episode Five

Listen to season three, episode five above or subscribe on iTunes

This week, Pull Quotes hosts Ashley Fraser and Tanja Saric sit down with Ryerson Review of Journalism web editor Hannah Alberga to discuss the recent StarMetro cuts, in which 121 employees were laid off in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax and Toronto. Alberga was quick to report this story for the Review. She spoke with former StarMetro reporters Vicky Mochama and Emma McIntosh, as well as current employee Taryn Grant. We also hear from Sabrina Wilkinson who called in from France to discuss how digital-first news organizations are providing new jobs in the journalism landscape. Wilkinson is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, researching internet regulation policies in Canada.

For more, be sure to check out Alberga’s piece here

Episode five of Pull Quotes was edited and produced by Tanja Saric and Ashley Fraser. Technical production help from Angela Glover and Lindsay Hanna. Pull Quotes’ executive producer is Sonya Fatah. 

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