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CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits
7 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits

The complainant, Matt Whitman, is a Halifax city councillor. He did a phone interview in which he said he was never told he was being recorded, nor that the interview… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits

Not enough perspectives on Iran are found in Canadian and American news media
7 months ago

Not enough perspectives on Iran are found in Canadian and American news media

News organizations and consumers would be wise to exercise some level of cognitive empathy when producing and processing news about Iran.
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How do we hold news media accountable?
7 months ago

How do we hold news media accountable?

Coverage of the Toronto van tragedy demonstrates how ethical lapses erode public trust, writes Amira Elghawaby.
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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad news
7 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad news

Shareholders in cannabis firms are anxious about their investments, the profits and the coverage of them. It is seen as riskier than most investments because there is no historical… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad news

We shouldn’t allow online hate to silence diverse voices
7 months ago

We shouldn’t allow online hate to silence diverse voices

“As a black, female journalist, I hope that I will not only develop a thick skin, but have the necessary support and personal resiliency to tell difficult stories.”
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Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news
7 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news

The Globe and Mail wasn’t the first media outlet to report the number killed in Toronto’s Monday van rampage. It wasn’t first to report the name of the suspect… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news

Toronto Star Public Editor: Where are the voices of women on the letters page?
7 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Where are the voices of women on the letters page?

Not enough time or not enough confidence? Why don’t women write more letters to the editor? Public Editor Kathy English wants to know.
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Online news trolls not as bad as we think
7 months ago

Online news trolls not as bad as we think

Many people are turned away by abusive language on online news sites but new research reveals that only 15 per cent of comments are “nasty.”
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There are fewer journalists in Canada than 15 years ago — but not as few as you might think
8 months ago

There are fewer journalists in Canada than 15 years ago — but not as few as you might think

Statistics Canada data shows that between 2001 and 2016 the total number of journalists in the country declined by only 7 percent – and it looks like hiring is starting to inch upwards again.
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