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Hamilton Spectator finds new audience with podcast
4 months ago

Hamilton Spectator finds new audience with podcast

Covering Diane, a podcast produced by the Hamilton Spectator, looks at a murder case that happened over 30 years ago.
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“In the end all that matters is how we treat each other”
4 months ago

“In the end all that matters is how we treat each other”

Karen Fraser, the owner of the home where remains of alleged victims of Bruce McArthur were found, has seen the best and worst of reporter behaviour.
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Court reporters grapple with meeting the plea for trauma informed reporting
5 months ago

Court reporters grapple with meeting the plea for trauma informed reporting

Reporters are trying to balance the cultural shift that challenges traditional justice system narratives against rules of procedure around court cases.
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Reporting on the trail of a possible serial killer
6 months ago

Reporting on the trail of a possible serial killer

Reporters who have been tracking multiple disappearances of Toronto men in recent years say much needs to be done to hold authorities to account.
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Top five ways to spot fake news
6 months ago

Top five ways to spot fake news

Understanding the difference between fake news and misinformation allows journalists to be able to properly talk about the problem.
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