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A case study in nondisclosures
1 day ago

A case study in nondisclosures

(Disclosure: I’m the full-time paid publisher of Briarpatch Magazine, a volunteer board member of the Media Co-op, CEO of the currently inactive environmental consulting company Porpoise B Consulting, and freelance… Continue Reading A case study in nondisclosures

Top takeaways from NASH 2019
1 week ago

Top takeaways from NASH 2019

From Jan. 3 to 6, emerging journalists from across the country came together in Calgary, Alta. for NASH, an annual journalism conference hosted this year by the University of Calgary’s… Continue Reading Top takeaways from NASH 2019

In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution
1 week ago

In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution

Are you a media whore? Or do you worry you might be labeled one by your colleagues – if not to your face, then behind your back?

In the process… Continue Reading In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution

When not to publish graphic images
1 month ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability… Continue Reading When not to publish graphic images

Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?
1 month ago

Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?

The importance of press freedom can never be understated. For Canadian journalists, horrific headlines from across the globe of missing, murdered, or imprisoned reporters are sobering reminders of the privilege… Continue Reading Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?

Can digital journalism serve readers who can’t get online?
1 month ago

Can digital journalism serve readers who can’t get online?

By  •  News, Work

Chatham Daily News announced it would publish a print edition of its paper one less day a week, along with 10 other Postmedia newspapers, on Nov. 6.

Based in the… Continue Reading Can digital journalism serve readers who can’t get online?

A generation of journalists are struggling
2 months ago

A generation of journalists are struggling

Over the last three years, I’ve had some version of this conversation with countless young Canadian journalists.

“I’m so anxious right now.”

“My work laid off 15 per cent of… Continue Reading A generation of journalists are struggling

Vanishing City Hall
2 months ago

Vanishing City Hall

Dale Bass started her 45-year journalism career in 1973 at the London Free Press. She remembers a bustling newsroom of 185, with two or three city hall reporters. Bass would sometimes be… Continue Reading Vanishing City Hall

How representative are Canadian newsrooms, actually?
2 months ago

How representative are Canadian newsrooms, actually?

By  •  Work, Labour, People

Racialized journalists are trying to create change in a predominantly white industry, but say support needs to come from the top.
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