Opinion and Analysis

Apr 17, 2014 - Posted by Mary-Katherine Boss

Journalists are debating whether using dashes to replace letters in swear words is respectful to readers or if there is a place for profanity in print. Readers know what it means, but do you need to spell it out? 

Apr 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Yes, there is some uneasiness caused by CUP's diminishing finances, but the organization is in for an exciting transformation, writes national executive Jane Lytvynenko. 

Apr 14, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

I am a proud CUPpie and always will be, writes Robert Murray, but somewhere in the past decade, the Canadian University Press lost its way. When the large papers didn’t get the say they felt they deserved, they left the organization, taking their revenues and resources with them. What those papers left behind was a trail of infighting and petty attacks that brought the needs of individuals ahead of the needs of the group.

Apr 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The new Torstar Business Code of Conduct says employees have to act in the best interests of the company. But, as journalism ethics professor David Swick asks, can Star journalists always act in the best interest of Torstar? What if, for example, a reporter or columnist sees the need to criticize the parent company in the paper?

Apr 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Unpaid internships are not “free” work since you still get something valuable out of it—a byline, writes Andrew Snook.

Apr 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

CBC matters most in the small places, the ones many Canadians will never visit. It is a window on the outside world for those who live there. And a way of drawing back the curtain for those who don’t, so they can peer inside. Ahead of a CBC employee townhall to discuss budgets, reporter Jody Porter reflects on what the CBC means to her. 

Apr 08, 2014 - Posted by Mary-Katherine Boss

A recent column published by CBC considered the chances of a final peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, but one reader complained that the conclusion was opinion rather than analysis, and that the use of a "discredited" academic study on Israeli and Palestinian textbooks "whitewashed" the issue. Esther Enkin finds no violation of CBC policy. 

Apr 08, 2014 - Posted by Mary-Katherine Boss

Several readers complained about recent clichés and hyperbole in the Globe, particularly in headlines.

Apr 08, 2014 - Posted by Mary-Katherine Boss

Following up on a recent piece about the Globe endorsing Harper, Sylvia Stead discusses some pros and cons of newspapers endorsing politicians. There is increasingly more room for opinions in journalism, but does it undermine a paper's objectivity and fairness?

Apr 08, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Despite all the attempts to limit access to information at the federal level, journalists in the press gallery are still breaking important stories. Parliamentary press gallery president Laura Payton reflects on why Canadians should still want a strong journalism community in Ottawa as the message control gets tighter.

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