Opinion and Analysis

Aug 19, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Balance and fairness can and should be judged by the content and the range of views presented, regardless of the title of one particular guest, writes CBC ombudsman Esther Enkin. 

Aug 18, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

New Canadian Media founder George Abraham reflects on his project’s first four years and what the future holds for immigrant journalism.

Aug 18, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The mystery of the photograph identified in the Star as Great War soldier Pte. Thomas Lawless has now been solved.

Aug 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

While the staff articles showed restraint and said only that Robin Williams died of asphyxia or hanging, unfortunately a Reuters wire story posted by The Globe online included far too much unnecessary detail about his death, writes public editor Sylvia Stead.

Aug 14, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Media ethicist Stephen J.A. Ward takes stock of the two most common ways of rewriting ethic codes—DIY ethics and a depersonalized approach—and finds them both wanting. 

Aug 13, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

In the case of Robin Williams’s suicide, it is a very wide tragedy because so many people loved his humour and sense of fun, but also a very wide opportunity for the media to talk about this public health issue.

Aug 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Starting out by writing about themselves does not help students elevate their reporting and news-writing skills beyond what they could have attained by spending their three or four years blogging, writes education columnist Janice Tibbetts. 

Aug 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

If we believe that newspapers should reflect their communities, it is fair to say Brunswick News could do better when it comes to female representation in the pages of its publications, writes ombudswoman Patricia Graham.

Aug 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Canadian prison officials’ decision to prevent a Star journalist from interviewing Omar Khadr is a breach of the public’s right to know, writes public editor Kathy English. 

Aug 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Like more than 650 others who recently lost their jobs at the public broadcaster, associate producer Josh Lynn was shown the door. But the effects in Thunder Bay, Ont., go beyond the loss of a couple positions, he says. The impact there is immediate and dramatic: by losing Voyage North, the city’s locally produced programming is cut nearly in half. 

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