Jul 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Did the Toronto Star cross an ethical line in reporting information from confidential sources with inside information about Mayor Rob Ford's rehab stint?

Jul 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It is patently wrong, writes Globe and Mail's public editor Sylvia Stead, for political leaders to selectively invite media outlets for some unknown reason to a press conference and also unacceptable to refuse to answer any questions.

Jun 16, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

An audience member complained that showing a “Vote Justin Trudeau” sign held by demonstrators at a 4/20 rally indicated bias and endorsed the Liberal Party and Trudeau’s position on legalizing cannabis. But the CBC ombudsman's Esther Enkin disagreed.

Jun 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

With federal politicians set to take a break for the summer, it’s worth taking stock of the atmosphere that has existed for journalists covering the prime minister and his cohorts and that threatens to persist until the next federal election.

Jun 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

My union may have made my life more difficult, but it hasn’t compromised my independence, writes the Toronto Star's national affairs columnist Tim Harper.

Jun 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Sure, computer systems vary across the country, and there are subtle differences in the access provisions in different provinces and at the federal level.  But if a government body in one part of the country can be open with a particular dataset, that’s a good indication that others can be as well, writes Fred Vallance-Jones.

Jun 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

During an election campaign, The Globe and Mail refers to politicians by their party title rather than calling them Premier, Prime Minister or Opposition Leader. There are two basic reasons for this, writes the Globe's public editor Sylvia Stead. 

Jun 03, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

This is a long-standing policy of The Globe and Mail and some other media organizations to recognize that while a campaign is under way, these people are first and foremost party leaders during the weeks of campaigning. But it is also an attempt to level the playing field in news coverage, writes public editor Sylvia Stead.

May 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The federal government has abandoned funding for the World Values Survey—just like it did for the long-form census. Sean Holman reports.  

May 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Are journalists losing their audiences and impact on democratic society? Vancouver journalist and author Arno Kopecky, documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis, veteran Ottawa journalist Mark Bourrie, editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy, and Victoria Times-Colonist legislative reporter Lindsay Kines talk about their work, why we should care about journalism and the impact it could have on society.

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A section devoted to political reporting, including recent posts from the J-Source team's look at coverage of this year's federal election.