Tag: openfile

by Kelly Toughill

The bank accounts of OpenFile, the Canadian “community-powered news organization,” are frozen and freelancers still haven’t been paid, but founder Wilf Dinnick says the innovative journalism network will return in 2013 — or before. “People have counted us out very early, and I would say we are still working really hard to figure this out [...] more »

by Wayne MacPhail

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. On a cold fall night about 20 years ago I was standing in a phone booth alongside the Welland Canal. [...] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Two Canadians took a gamble that local news still matters this week. The two represent the hopes of both old and new media. One was a $1.1 billion buyout (in Canadian dollars) of Canada’s largest newspaper chain, the Canwest newspapers, led by experienced news executive Paul Godfrey. The other was the launch of a hyper-local, [...] more »