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Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth
2 months ago

Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth

In the midst of the #MeToo reckoning, let’s consider the role of journalism.

Of course, the foundation of the movement is the brave women who have been abused… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth

Government prolongs the agony for newspapers … just a bit
2 months ago

Government prolongs the agony for newspapers … just a bit

“We have reached the point where nurturing the green shoots is a better bet that propping up the gigantic, creaking, tottering timbers.”
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Stanley trial highlights colonialism of Canadian media
2 months ago

Stanley trial highlights colonialism of Canadian media

By  •  Commentary, Analysis

Indigenous community members are doing the work to situate Colten Boushie’s life and death within the colonial context.
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Journalists see 17 per cent jump in public trust
2 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
2 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

CBC Ombudsman: Accuracy in headlines and photos
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Accuracy in headlines and photos

The complainant, Mike Fegelman, the Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada, made two requests for reviews. One concerned a headline dealing with the sentencing of an Israeli soldier and… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Accuracy in headlines and photos

Using freedom of information to assist whistleblowers and those under duress
2 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

CBC Ombudsman: Seeing is Believing
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Seeing is Believing

CBC Ottawa ran a story about a programme to match homeless people to rental housing. It documented a case where it went wrong, leaving the landlord with a… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Seeing is Believing

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Reporting the Facts
2 months ago

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Reporting the Facts

The complainant, Diane Bederman, objected to a report by Derek Stoffel who was at a protest in Ramallah on the one-hundredth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. She thought… Continue Reading CBC OMBUDSMAN: Reporting the Facts

CBC Ombudsman: The challenge of sizing up crowds
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: The challenge of sizing up crowds

The complainant, Anthony Nolan, wrote to say that a report on an anti-white supremacy rally at Queen’s Park distorted the crowd size, and deliberately so, in his view.… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: The challenge of sizing up crowds