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

‘You’re Not the Indian I Had in Mind’
2 years ago

‘You’re Not the Indian I Had in Mind’

By  •  Ethics

It’s what I hear all the time from film crews interviewing me. Here’s what I wish they knew beforehand.
Continue Reading ‘You’re Not the Indian I Had in Mind’

Welcome to Canada: Abdirahman Abdi & the selective silence of Canadian leadership
2 years ago

Welcome to Canada: Abdirahman Abdi & the selective silence of Canadian leadership

By Jared A. Walker

Just a few moments ago I watched the Mothers of the Movement give a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. To say they were compelling would be… Continue Reading Welcome to Canada: Abdirahman Abdi & the selective silence of Canadian leadership

We need to talk about The Walrus in the room
2 years ago

We need to talk about The Walrus in the room

By Romayne Smith Fullerton, Ethics Editor

Some journalists make fun of academics. You know: those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach and research.

But we also have another… Continue Reading We need to talk about The Walrus in the room

Are Canadian public editors and ombuds independent enough to do their jobs?
2 years ago

Are Canadian public editors and ombuds independent enough to do their jobs?

By  •  News, Ethics

By Jane Gerster

In her first column as the Toronto Star’s public editor, Sharon Burnside wryly noted, “Readers will look after the swelled head.” It was… Continue Reading Are Canadian public editors and ombuds independent enough to do their jobs?