Image

News

Good news for journalists — and their sources

By  •  Law

Commentary
Former National Post reporter Andrew McIntosh’scourt victory to protect a key source in his Shawinigate investigation should resonate across the country. By Dean Jobb.
Continue Reading Good news for journalists — and their sources

Privacy laws could jeopardize iconic photos in future

By  •  Law

The iconic photographs that help define history could be under threat from a new British privacy law, a media lawyer warns. Full report.

Continue Reading Privacy laws could jeopardize iconic photos in future

Journalism and communications scholar dies

By  •  News

Paul Attallah, a former associate director of Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, has died…
Continue Reading Journalism and communications scholar dies

Du message au massage

By  •  News
Le Blogmédias.com

Avec “La crise de la représentation”, Daniel Bougnoux ne signe pas un énième traité sur la communication, mais un essai lumineux sur la presse et la crise qu’elle affronte. Notre philosophe tord le cou à quelques fables comme “la fin du journalisme” ou “la manipulation par les médias de masse”.

Continue Reading Du message au massage

Sensationalizing health coverage

A five-year research study at Simon
Fraser University, published this spring in an academic journal,
concludes that Canadian newspapers miss the “real stories” about health
issues and “dwell on covering the more simplistic and sensational
stories.”

Simplistic and sensational, eh. Never heard that before.

The SFU press release is here. It’s from last month but I post it here because its points are relevant to our industry.

The
study didn’t get a lot of media attention (we really don’t like
reporting on ourselves for our audience, do we) but the alternative Georgia Straight picked up
the story with a fairly thorough analysis. In her story, reporter Gail
Johnson also discussed the work of University of Victoria researcher
Alan Cassels on Media Doctor Canada, a Web site that reviews and rates news coverage on medical issues.

Continue Reading Sensationalizing health coverage