Opinion and Analysis

Aug 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A complainant was puzzled and concerned when an online story out of Gaza had no details at all about the information in the headline. He rejected the explanation that this was human error due to the fact that the story had been updated so often the facts referenced in the headline disappeared.

Aug 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Where is the line between news value and shock value in communicating the horror of James Foley's beheading by Islamic militants?

Aug 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It would be useful for CBC News to think about ways to help members of the public understand the process used, and give context that enables them to assess what they are seeing, writes Esther Enkin. 

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. 

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