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Journalists see 17 per cent jump in public trust
10 months ago

Journalists see 17 per cent jump in public trust

While many journalists will be seeing the trust figures as a Valentine’s Day gift from the Canadian public, it isn’t all hearts and roses for the beleaguered business in this survey.
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Colten — Our relative, our warrior
10 months ago

Colten — Our relative, our warrior

“And when they ask, ‘Is that your relative?’ I will say, ‘Yes.’” (Sarah Rain)

I remember the day Colten died. It was a hot summer day in Regina, Saskatchewan and… Continue Reading Colten — Our relative, our warrior

Using freedom of information to assist whistleblowers and those under duress
10 months ago

Using freedom of information to assist whistleblowers and those under duress

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.

By way of background,… Continue Reading Using freedom of information to assist whistleblowers and those under duress

Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent
11 months 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

The death of the homepage is much exaggerated
11 months 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

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers
11 months 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

Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it
1 year ago

Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it

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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