Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DIGITAL WRITER TRIES A DIGITAL DETOX? MY WEEK OF ‘INTENTIONAL’...

The irony was rich when a CBC Saskatchewan online journalist curbed her screen time — but so was the living

CANADA’S LARGEST MEDIA UNION WELCOMES HELP FOR LOCAL NEWS

The union representing 12,000 Canadian journalists and media workers welcomes Finance Minister Bill Mourneau's announcement of $600 million in aid for financially struggling news organizations.

THE INFLUENTIALS 2018

From media barons to tech titans, culture czars to rap stars: 50 power wielders who are changing the world as we know

ESI EDUGYAN WINS HER SECOND GILLER PRIZE, THIS TIME FOR WASHINGTON BLACK

Esi Edugyan got this one. After a whirlwind literary awards season that has seen numerous shortlist nominations for the Victoria author, Ms. Edugyan has taken home the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

ESI EDUGYAN WINS SECOND $100K GILLER PRIZE FOR “WASHINGTON BLACK”

Victoria-based author Esi Edugyan says her second time winning the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize felt all the more meaningful amid a climate in which truth is “under siege.”

NOVA SCOTIA PAPER MILL SEEKS PUBLIC HELP, AS ACTOR ELLEN PAGE SENDS CRITICAL TWEETS

Ellen Page, an actor who played roles in “Inception,” “Juno,” “X-Men” and numerous other films, tweeted this week in support of Joan Baxter’s book “The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest.”

WELL ESTABLISHED BUT NOT WELL-OFF: CANADA’S AUTHORS STRUGGLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET, SAYS STUDY

Writers' Union of Canada survey says its members' incomes down by 27% from just 3 years ago

5 MEMORABLE THINGS MARGARET ATWOOD HAS TOLD US ABOUT HER CHILDHOOD

In her grade school days, she had a pet praying mantis and was once a semi-pro puppeteer

BELL MEDIA TAKES HOME 16 CANADIAN ONLINE PUBLISHING AWARDS

With 16 awards, Bell Media was the clear leader at the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Toronto, winning more awards than any other outlet.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES’ MARILLA CUTHBERT’S BACK STORY WRITTEN BY KINDRED SPIRIT

Author Sarah McCoy is a lifelong Montgomery super-fan: even her dog is named Gilbert, after Anne’s beloved Gilbert Blythe.

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