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CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective
2 months ago

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective

The complainant, Jackie Thipthorpe, objected to a story about visitors at a veterinary school open house. The research project featured involved a cow with a fistula which enabled… Continue Reading CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’
2 months ago

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’

Earlier this week, I received a complaint about a Globe investigation into a fake news site. The writer, who is a Canadian professor, called the article “fake news.”

The Globe… Continue Reading GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers
2 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

Canada’s top media tweeters in 2017
2 months ago

Canada’s top media tweeters in 2017

By  •  News, People

Daniel Dale was the most mentioned Canadian journalist, while @CBCNews led media organizations.
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CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time

The complainant, Mary Spensley, disputed the accuracy of a story about an LGBTQ teaching tool created by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. She was also concerned that hostile politicians were using… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time

All the cuts (and a few hires) in Canadian journalism in 2017
2 months ago

All the cuts (and a few hires) in Canadian journalism in 2017

By  •  News, Labour

2017 was another big year for journalism workplace restructurings, job losses and news outlet closures across Canada. However, not all news was grim this year: some journalism outlets launched new… Continue Reading All the cuts (and a few hires) in Canadian journalism in 2017

Archivists and researchers raise concerns about what will happen to newspaper archives
2 months ago

Archivists and researchers raise concerns about what will happen to newspaper archives

As local community and daily newspapers close across the country, their archives – and their stories of local politics, controversy and culture – are at risk.

“Community newspapers tell us… Continue Reading Archivists and researchers raise concerns about what will happen to newspaper archives