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#341 Mike K.

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 07:11 AM

What about all the other stories that are altered? Why focus on the police exclusively?

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#342 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 07:57 AM

if you listen to the entire 45 minute canadaland piece - as I did - they suggest David black might have disliked the piece because he is trying to develop a refinery in kitimat. And these protesters were disapproving of a gas pipeline.

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 07:59 AM

and also that Manak threatened to cut black press out of police information.

#344 Mike K.

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 08:04 AM

Yeah, sure. Manak was going to construct an elaborate system that would block Black Press from seeing its public press releases (they no longer hold pressers, they release content straight to the public).

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#345 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 08:07 AM

they do sometimes have press conferences. and they do often do press interviews.

#346 Mike K.

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 08:12 AM

A handful of times per year they’ll have a mass media invite for a major story, but it’s ultra rare. I know because I receive each invite. Nobody will be kept from that sort of a media environment.

And Black Press doesn’t do interviews so what’s the problem?

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#347 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 08:23 AM

the article was changed 6 days later. so it’s unclear if the police had serious issues with it until the chance meeting at the hockey game.

original article feb 1
Hockey game feb 3
New article feb 7

if you know anything about online media the first version will have 5 or 10x more views than the revised version.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 11 July 2021 - 08:26 AM.


#348 Mike K.

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 08:43 AM

The bigger question is which version was “printed.”

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#349 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 01:49 PM

why does the VicNews even spend the time to rewrite the press releases?

Why not just come up with the headline and say “VicPD says this”:

https://www.vicnews....ith-metal-pole/


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And just post the press release? Seems easier than rearranging words.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 August 2021 - 01:50 PM.


#350 todd

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 06:50 AM

^can't copy and paste on the oak bay police website

 

 

by the way I can't get to the OBPD website anymore my security software now says: "Website blocked due to reputation Website blocked: oakbaypolice.org ....."

 

anyone else getting this?


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#351 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 06:51 AM

All good here.
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Posted 02 August 2021 - 07:04 AM

All good here.

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 08:49 AM

why does the VicNews even spend the time to rewrite the press releases?

Why not just come up with the headline and say “VicPD says this”:

https://www.vicnews....ith-metal-pole/


Xxxx

And just post the press release? Seems easier than rearranging words.

Because that is top notch investigative journalism!



#354 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 07:28 AM

With no Malahat 6pm to 6am are the TC copies coming by Mill Bay?

Or no physical paper for a week?

#355 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 09:33 AM

They hope to have the physical paper back tomorrow. Maybe they have ferry reservations now.

#356 mbjj

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 06:51 PM

We got Tuesday's TC and today's, today. 



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Posted 17 November 2021 - 06:57 PM

Are paper papers still a thing?
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Posted 17 November 2021 - 07:20 PM

Are paper papers still a thing? 

TC customers will be laughing when the hoarders buy up all the bathroom tissue.



#359 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 December 2021 - 02:13 PM

And now, Victoria News is entering into a new chapter. By launching an added-value subscription program that provides exclusive content and premium benefits to readers, the community has the opportunity to directly support local journalists who live and work here, in the community they serve.
 
“Engaged local journalism is an essential democratic force and one of the key building blocks to developing an inclusive community that works for everyone,” Randy Blair, Black Press Media’s chief operating officer, said.
 
“The value-added subscription program is a way for individuals to assist their local community news media in their efforts to give voice to those individuals and organizations who are working to build a better tomorrow for all.”
 
Digital subscriptions offer the flexibility for each customer to hand-select a plan that fits their readership needs.
 
Added benefits include exclusive newsletters delivered right to your inbox, community forums to connect with the news team, unlimited access to our provincial news website Today in BC, as well as puzzles, crosswords and premium contests.
 
In addition to local content, you will also be able to enjoy reading breaking news from around the province and across Canada, brought to you by one of the largest networks of journalists in North America.
 
We recognize the importance and direct impact of breaking news to our fellow community members. Stories that share important public safety information will always be accessible to all readers.
 
Most importantly, by subscribing, readers engage with and directly support the entire Victoria News team.
 
“Living and working in the Capital Regional District, the Victoria News team is so very proud to fulfil our commitments to the community by supporting local organizations, charities and non-profits with their projects, dreams and goals,” group publisher Michelle Cabana said.
 
“As we enter into this bold new phase, we want to thank you personally for all of your steadfast support of local journalism. Today, more than ever, without you, our community – our faithful readers in both the print and digital realms – this new phase would not be possible.”
 
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So it sounds like a paywall, no?

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 December 2021 - 02:17 PM.


 



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