Impartiality and objectivity as bloodless norms is an absurd caricature, argues Stephen J.A. Ward in the latest issue of Media magazine, with an intro from editor David McKie
Covering mental health issues takes tact, responsibility and a commitment to stories that push back against societal stigma. Olivia Schneider looks at how mental health stories are covered, the problems that persist in the coverage and how journalists can overcome them.
Roger Gillespie has joined YourHamiltonBiz.com, a new Torstar-owned Star Media Group business news site, as its managing editor.
Selena Ross has won The Canadian International Council and The Walrus inaugural longform competition.
Elle avait pour objectif de changer la culture de secret qui régnait au sein des organismes publics sans nuire à la vie privée. Trente ans plus tard, la Loi d’accès à l’information tarde toujours à remplir pleinement ses promesses.
Media lawyer Daniel Henry was honoured with the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression 2012 Vox Libera award. In his acceptance speech, he called for journalists to keep pressing for camera access in court, saying that when journalists – and by virtue, the public – are denied access to courts electronically it is, quite simply, not good enough.
The Toronto Star experimented with a graphic novel representation of reporter Katie Daubs' two-week stay indoors and in Toronto's underground PATH system. It was a multi-platform project with maps, videos, photos and more. Here, Daubs answers some of Eric Mark Do’s questions about the experience.
Stephen Ward will become the director of the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland, Oregon, which is part of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism.
Better Farming magazine reports that an farm reporter is among four people facing criminal charges after a Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigation into the removal of 31 sheep from a federally quarantined farm in April 2012. Linda Frances Jones, Michael Schmidt, Robert Pinnell and Suzanne Atkinson all face numerous charges pertaining to obstruction of a CFIA inspector and transporting quarantined animals.
At least six Sun Media newspapers have published their final editions in the last week.