Some of my most challenging and rewarding access to information work has involved filing access requests with the consent of whistleblowers and individuals under tremendous duress.
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
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
A foundation for resiliency needs to be built up before journalists are in the field.
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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
It turns out that newspapers in the 1830s had extensive government support.
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Canadians often mourn the loss of their local newspaper. But there’s a disconnect, because few Canadians actually pay for a local news subscription.
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Every time a small newspaper closes, young reporters lose an opportunity for work and experience.
Read More Continue Reading What the closure of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald means for young journalists