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Ford’s tuition changes put campus media at risk
3 years ago

Ford’s tuition changes put campus media at risk

The move sparks discussions about whether a free student press is essential on campuses.
It’s a fact
3 years ago

It’s a fact

Angie Holan is sitting at her desk, lost in the chatter of the newsroom around her. Phones ringing, keyboards clicking, pens stroking across pieces of paper. It is March 25, 2008, and her thoughts are interrupted by the sound of…
The Journalism Fund Tracker
3 years ago

The Journalism Fund Tracker

By  •  News
The latest news and commentary on the federal government’s $600-million tax package for the Canadian journalism industry
A case study in nondisclosures
3 years 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 journalist. My partner is a designer for the CBC, not…
Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?
3 years ago

Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source. That’s according to the Pew Research Centre, which found that one-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who say…
Media on the move: Jan. 16
3 years ago

Media on the move: Jan. 16

By  •  News, People
In the early days of 2019, the Canadian Press announced upcoming cuts to its newsroom, eliminating the video desk and French-language radio broadcasts. Eight full-time and several part-time staffers were laid off due to the changes. Today, @CdnPress announced it…
Top takeaways from NASH 2019
3 years ago

Top takeaways from NASH 2019

From Jan. 3 to 6, emerging journalists from across the country came together in Calgary, Alta. for NASH, an annual journalism conference hosted this year by the University of Calgary’s student publication the Gauntlet and supported by the Canadian University
Hello from CBC’s new Ombudsperson
3 years ago

Hello from CBC’s new Ombudsperson

This post was originally published on the CBC’s website on Jan. 7, 2019. This is my first day as CBC’s new Ombudsperson. I’d like to tell you a bit about how I plan to do the job. It starts with…
In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution
3 years ago

In praise of academic media sluts – a new year’s resolution

Are you a media whore? Or do you worry you might be labeled one by your colleagues – if not to your face, then behind your back? In the process of delivering hundreds of media engagement workshops, I’ve heard dozens…
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
3 years ago

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

Media Localism: The Policies of Place. By Christopher Ali. University of Illinois Press – 2017. 272 pages. $25.00. The challenge of enhancing local media regulation beyond geographic and spatial considerations is at the heart of Christopher Ali’s recent book Media…
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