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What will the Public Policy Forum’s report bring in 2017?
10 months ago

What will the Public Policy Forum’s report bring in 2017?

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Ed Greenspon shares some of his observations after asking Canadians: Is there a journalism crisis in Canada?

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Why Canadian journalists have to care about online security
11 months ago

Why Canadian journalists have to care about online security

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When authorities snoop out our digital footprints, the best we can do is is mitigate risk, not eliminate it entirely
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Globe and Mail Public Editor: We must call the ‘alt-right’ what it is: fascist, racist, white supremacist
11 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: We must call the ‘alt-right’ what it is: fascist, racist, white supremacist

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail

Should journalists use made-up words?

Sometimes yes. Language changes constantly, and so words such as “post-truth” and “yogalates” come into the vernacular… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: We must call the ‘alt-right’ what it is: fascist, racist, white supremacist

Trump and why emotion triumphs over fact when everyone is the media
11 months ago

Trump and why emotion triumphs over fact when everyone is the media

By Alfred Hermida for The Conversation

The playwright Arthur Miller mused in 1961: “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” The assertion seems oddly quaint now –… Continue Reading Trump and why emotion triumphs over fact when everyone is the media

Toronto Star Public Editor: I should have listened to my dad about Donald Trump
11 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: I should have listened to my dad about Donald Trump

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star

“We, the media, were also on the ballot.”

– NBC anchor Lester Holt.

“To put it bluntly, the media missed the story. Make… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: I should have listened to my dad about Donald Trump

Canadian front pages after U.S. Election
12 months ago

Canadian front pages after U.S. Election

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On Nov. 8 American voters had their say—and they chose Donald Trump. The Republican nominee won 276 electoral college votes, with his win declared in the early hours of Nov.… Continue Reading Canadian front pages after U.S. Election

Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists
12 months ago

Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

The Quebec government announced a full public inquiry Thursday into the police surveillance of journalists after revelations various forces monitored reporters’ phones.

A panel of… Continue Reading Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists

Canada’s access to information regime is systemically broken, says panel
1 year ago

Canada’s access to information regime is systemically broken, says panel

Accessing public information in Canada frequently entails multiple-year delays, seemingly arbitrary and generous redactions, and time-consuming appeals processes.
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