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A case study in nondisclosures
1 day ago

A case study in nondisclosures

(Disclosure: I’m the full-time paid publisher of Briarpatch Magazine, a volunteer board member of the Media Co-op, CEO of the currently inactive environmental consulting company Porpoise B Consulting, and freelance… Continue Reading A case study in nondisclosures

Top takeaways from NASH 2019
1 week ago

Top takeaways from NASH 2019

From Jan. 3 to 6, emerging journalists from across the country came together in Calgary, Alta. for NASH, an annual journalism conference hosted this year by the University of Calgary’s… Continue Reading Top takeaways from NASH 2019

Hello from CBC’s new Ombudsperson
1 week ago

Hello from CBC’s new Ombudsperson

This post was originally published on the CBC’s website on Jan. 7, 2019.

This is my first day as CBC’s new Ombudsperson. I’d like to tell you a bit about… Continue Reading Hello from CBC’s new Ombudsperson

In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution
1 week ago

In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution

Are you a media whore? Or do you worry you might be labeled one by your colleagues – if not to your face, then behind your back?

In the process… Continue Reading In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
1 week ago

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

Media Localism: The Policies of Place. By Christopher Ali. University of Illinois Press – 2017. 272 pages. $25.00.

The challenge of enhancing local media regulation beyond geographic and spatial considerations… Continue Reading Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

When not to publish graphic images
1 month ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability… Continue Reading When not to publish graphic images

A generation of journalists are struggling
2 months ago

A generation of journalists are struggling

Over the last three years, I’ve had some version of this conversation with countless young Canadian journalists.

“I’m so anxious right now.”

“My work laid off 15 per cent of… Continue Reading A generation of journalists are struggling

Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border
2 months ago

Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

When many of my former colleagues at the Guelph Mercury were laid off… Continue Reading Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border

Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout
2 months ago

Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout

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This story was originally published by The Logic and appears here with its permission.

I anguished over whether to weigh in on last week’s $595-million government-aid package for… Continue Reading Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout

Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public
2 months ago

Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public

A few readers, graduates of St. Michael’s College, were upset with The Globe and Mail’s coverage of their school these past two weeks. Toronto police are investigating allegations of… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public