Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Crossing Lines

Real-life reporters have no Superman.
I have selected two very different stories for you.

A lot people think it's not very difficult to be a journalist, reporter or blogger. Think again.

In her article French Journalists Say Harassment Part of the Job, Womens eNews staff reporter Hajer Naili writes:

Not only journalists but female politicians and parliamentary assistants also face sexism from their male counterparts. A Tumblr, Sinon Je Fais de la Politique (And Besides That, I am in Politics), that launched on March 8, 2014, encourages women who work in politics to speak out against the sexism and machismo they face.

The second article involves a case of media vs. media: CBC fires host/journo Evan Solomon after The Toronto Star newspapers' investigation into some "secret art deals." 

One of the CBC’s rising star hosts has secretly been brokering lucrative art deals with people he has dealt with in his job on television and radio, an apparent breach of the national broadcaster’s code of ethics. Evan Solomon, 47, is the Ottawa-based host of Power and Politics on television and The House on CBC radio.…

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