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CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy
9 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman

The complainant, Paula Vallee, had a relative die in a car crash. While she herself was not contacted, she alleged the reporter was insensitive and… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy

Drawing a line between the personal and the professional when it comes to protest
10 months ago

Drawing a line between the personal and the professional when it comes to protest

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This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign

By Katrina Clarke

I didn’t march.

When tens of thousands of people packed the streets of Toronto for the Women’s March on… Continue Reading Drawing a line between the personal and the professional when it comes to protest

The trouble with trolls
12 months ago

The trouble with trolls

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Journalists search for how to best survive troll attacks.
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When a reporter has to make the ‘Death Knock’
1 year ago

When a reporter has to make the ‘Death Knock’

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Seasoned journalists will tell you there are right and wrong ways of approaching a grieving family.

Continue Reading When a reporter has to make the ‘Death Knock’

A Disappearance in Damascus grapples with some of journalism’s toughest ethical questions
1 year ago

A Disappearance in Damascus grapples with some of journalism’s toughest ethical questions

By  •  Work, Ethics

Deborah Campbell, A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War. Knopf, 2016. 352 pages. $28.32.

By Jane Gerster

“Do you think anything… Continue Reading A Disappearance in Damascus grapples with some of journalism’s toughest ethical questions