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Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent
5 hours ago

Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent

History’s habit of repeating itself has once again hamstrung Canadian antitrust law when it comes to preventing media monopolies. This time, however, the Supreme Court of Canada has left the… Continue Reading Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent

CBC Ombudsman: Following Fortress
1 week ago

CBC Ombudsman: Following Fortress

The complainant, Jenni Byrne of Bayfield Strategy, Inc., wrote on behalf of her client, Fortress Developments. She stated that one of the reporters involved in ongoing coverage of… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Following Fortress

The death of the homepage is much exaggerated
2 weeks ago

The death of the homepage is much exaggerated

With a significant portion of the audience arriving at news sites via social media and search, the imminent death of the homepage is a common refrain. One senior digital manager… Continue Reading The death of the homepage is much exaggerated

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective
2 weeks ago

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective

The complainant, Jackie Thipthorpe, objected to a story about visitors at a veterinary school open house. The research project featured involved a cow with a fistula which enabled… Continue Reading CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’
2 weeks ago

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’

Earlier this week, I received a complaint about a Globe investigation into a fake news site. The writer, who is a Canadian professor, called the article “fake news.”

The Globe… Continue Reading GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers
2 weeks ago

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon.

Enforcing our country’s anti-trust laws to stop the… Continue Reading Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time
1 month ago

CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time

The complainant, Mary Spensley, disputed the accuracy of a story about an LGBTQ teaching tool created by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. She was also concerned that hostile politicians were using… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time