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
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.”
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
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
Astrology is not science, so why do serious news organizations still publish daily horoscopes?
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It’s been a year of highs and lows for Canadian media.
Read More Continue Reading The top 10 most-read stories on J-Source in 2017
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
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