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

Canadian front pages after U.S. Election

By  •  Politics

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
1 year 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.
Continue Reading Canada’s access to information regime is systemically broken, says panel

Prairie roundtable debates the future of journalism
1 year ago

Prairie roundtable debates the future of journalism

The third of six regional media gatherings organized by the Public Policy Forum was held in Regina Sept. 6.
Continue Reading Prairie roundtable debates the future of journalism

#Freehoma: Canada must help professor imprisoned for months In Iran
1 year ago

#Freehoma: Canada must help professor imprisoned for months In Iran

CJFE adds its voice in calling for the Canadian government to immediately petition Iran for the safety and release of Dr. Homa Hoodfar.
Continue Reading #Freehoma: Canada must help professor imprisoned for months In Iran

Shrinking press galleries leave little time for journalists to dig deep
2 years ago

Shrinking press galleries leave little time for journalists to dig deep

By  •  News, Politics

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign.

By Anda Zeng

A series of photos hangs on Jean LaRoche’s wall. The first shows the president of the Nova Scotia Legislative… Continue Reading Shrinking press galleries leave little time for journalists to dig deep

ATI makes for better policy
2 years ago

ATI makes for better policy

By  •  News, Politics

By Ato Baako for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Canada’s abysmal Access to Information (ATI) system is slowly being reformed by the federal government, even though a full review of… Continue Reading ATI makes for better policy