Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - August 7th, 2018

Cole Davison

CAMPUS:
- Professor of Media and Information Studies, Romayne Smith Fullerton has just released a book she co-authored, exploring how media coverage of crime differs in North America and European countries
- Dr. Fullerton and co-author Maggie Jones Patterson, a journalism professor in Pittsburgh travelled to ten different countries researching and conducting interviews with over 200 journalists all over Europe and North America
- Through their research they were able to analyze the job of the press and the way they handle releasement of names of people accused of crime and their personal information
- According to the research conducted, and released in ‘Naming Names: A Comparison of Crime Coverage Rituals in North America and Europe’ journalists in Canada and North America, feel the need to give the public what they are looking for
- They don’t want to lose public trust by keep details away from the citizens of their country
- However, many countries in Europe, such as Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands, rarely release names of people accused in serious crimes
- They believe that through the releasement of names on their media outlets, they can create problems for the family members of the accused
- The authors drew on a variety of case studies in their book, taking eight years in the making

LOCAL:
- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are many things: the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history, the first North American ice dance team to win Olympic gold, the youngest ice dance team to win Olympic gold, newest Canadian Walk of Fame inductees and captors of the hearts of many fans from around Canada and the rest of the world
- One thing they would assuredly want on that list is that they are endlessly grateful to the Ilderton community that has supported them since the birthdate of their partnership, going on twenty-one years ago
- This was the tone of the “Thank You Ilderton” parade and party that took place Saturday afternoon at the Ilderton Arena and Curling Club
- The parade proceeded down a packed Ilderton Road with folks from the community and surrounding areas on the sweltering and sunny afternoon
- Community businesses and organizations, including this year’s NHL Kraft Hockeyville winning team from Lucan, marched out ahead of the event hosts, Virtue and Moir, who glowed with an Olympic-sized appreciation for the passionately supportive community of Ilderton
- Virtue and Moir’s “thank you’s” will not stop here
- They have planned their “Thank You Canada” tour with most of the 2018 Canadian Olympic figure skating roster for this fall, electing to take their show into 30 smaller town venues across the country
- They will start off in Abbotsford, BC. on October 5th and, of course, be hitting London on November 3rd at Budweiser Gardens

- London’s annual Rib Festival has finally come to an end last night
- The Rib and beer themed festival took place at Victoria Park, bringing thousands of meat lovers together to enjoy delicious barbequed meat made right in front of you
- Throughout the five day festival, attendees got the chance to vote for their favorite ribs and beers. Coming in first for best ribs is a our local Boss Hogs BBQ, and Powerhouse Brewery for best beer
- Alongside, the ribs and beer, there where other activities for families to enjoy, including carnival games  and live music
- Ribfest will make its annual return August 2019

SPORTS:
- London hosted the Ontario Summer Games midget boys box lacrosse championship on sunday morning, with the Nepean Knights playing the Brampton Excelsiors
- After a tough early attack by Brampton, Nepean managed to take the game 6-5, and walk away as champions
- In women’s basketball, Mountain Region won gold, with St. Clair winning men’s gold
- Team Benoit-Wark took the gold in women’s hockey
- For more stories about the Ontario Summer Games, you can visit radiowestern.ca to see all of our coverage, and interviews with the athletes  

- In Majors news, playoffs are now set to go as third place London takes on the sixth place Hamilton Cardinals in the first round tomorrow evening at Labatt Park
- The game will be held at 7:35pm. Perennial hitter Cleveland Brownlee and the Majors hope to start the best of 5 series off strong

- For the Rogers Cup, three Canadians had their first matches, ending with mixed results
- Milos Raonic defeated Belgian David Goffin. Ontario native Peter Polansky defeated Australian Matthew Ebden, and British columbia native Vasek Pospisil lost to Croatia’s Borna Coric

WEATHER:
- Today’s forecast appears to be partly sunny with a bit of clouds
- It will reach a high of 27 degrees, however will drop to a low of 19 during the night
- The temperature is expected to stay fairly low until tomorrow afternoon, with lots of rain showers expected