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Why Tanya Talaga wrote Seven Fallen Feathers
4 weeks ago

Why Tanya Talaga wrote Seven Fallen Feathers

By  •  News, Work, People

Toronto Star reporter Tanya Talaga tells us about the reporting process that went into her new book.
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The role of artists in truth telling
2 months ago

The role of artists in truth telling

Art rooted in journalism has the potential to bring truth to new audiences in ways that legacy media does not generally examine.
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Research shows that local news reporters are working harder than ever – and they’re loving it
4 months ago

Research shows that local news reporters are working harder than ever – and they’re loving it

By Gregory Furgala for the Local News Conference

Across the United States, reporters and editors at local newspapers are working longer hours, in smaller newsrooms and with fewer opportunities for… Continue Reading Research shows that local news reporters are working harder than ever – and they’re loving it

Muslim communities are telling new stories to break old stereotypes, say panelists
4 months ago

Muslim communities are telling new stories to break old stereotypes, say panelists

By Angela Long for the Local News Conference

If you want to learn about the Muslim community, don’t read the news, says the associate editor of The Islamic Monthly.  

Steven Zhou, who… Continue Reading Muslim communities are telling new stories to break old stereotypes, say panelists

Listening to community members essential, say Indigenous journalists sharing industry experiences at local news conference
4 months ago

Listening to community members essential, say Indigenous journalists sharing industry experiences at local news conference

By Abby Plener for the Local News Conference

While working in community news, Wawmeesh Hamilton heard a story from a reporter at a rival paper that he found concerning.

The journalist told… Continue Reading Listening to community members essential, say Indigenous journalists sharing industry experiences at local news conference