New guidelines in Caps and Spelling say to include description as “a U.S.-based white nationalist movement.”
Continue Reading The Canadian Press updated the style guide description of “alt-right”
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
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
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
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
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.