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Chop Suey Nation Book Launch

Chop Suey Nation Book Launch

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How is it that chop suey can be found in virtually every small town in Canada? Is chop suey “authentic?” What does it mean to tie one’s livelihood to ancestral… Continue Reading Chop Suey Nation Book Launch

A case study in nondisclosures
1 month 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

Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public
3 months ago

Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public

A few readers, graduates of St. Michael’s College, were upset with The Globe and Mail’s coverage of their school these past two weeks. Toronto police are investigating allegations of… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public

How representative are Canadian newsrooms, actually?
3 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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Globe and Mail workers could be off the job by midnight Wednesday: union
3 months ago

Globe and Mail workers could be off the job by midnight Wednesday: union

By  •  News, Labour

A strike appears to be looming at the Globe and Mail.

The union representing editorial, circulation and advertising sales workers at the Globe says they could be on strike by… Continue Reading Globe and Mail workers could be off the job by midnight Wednesday: union

Globe and Mail public editor: Is it news or views?
4 months ago

Globe and Mail public editor: Is it news or views?

The attacks on the media continue south of the border, but in this country, I believe readers understand the importance of fair and accurate news coverage. What a few… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: Is it news or views?

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Sensitivity and respect were primary concerns while producing The Globe’s dementia series
4 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Sensitivity and respect were primary concerns while producing The Globe’s dementia series

In covering deeply personal issues, journalism is quite different from the often one-dimensional world of social media. It uncovers how the vulnerable are treated, the problems they face and… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Sensitivity and respect were primary concerns while producing The Globe’s dementia series

Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source
7 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source

Off the record, a source said; a senior government official said on background; according to an insider. How important are anonymous sources in reporting? Overuse or misuse can hurt… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source

Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers
8 months ago

Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers

The Globe and Mail is testing a new feature that could enhance readers’ understanding of its online stories and the mechanics of its journalism.

Globe and Mail reporter Susan… Continue Reading Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help
8 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help

Two greatly admired and creative people died by suicide this week: On Tuesday, designer Kate Spade, known for her colourful handbags and clothing, and today, chef, traveller and television… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help