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Canada’s top media tweeters in 2017
3 years ago

Canada’s top media tweeters in 2017

By  •  News, People
Daniel Dale was the most mentioned Canadian journalist, while @CBCNews led media organizations.
CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time
3 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time

The complainant, Mary Spensley, disputed the accuracy of a story about an LGBTQ teaching tool created by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. She was also concerned that hostile politicians were using the information to attack the toolkit. The CBC News stories…
Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s written in the stars?
3 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s written in the stars?

Astrology is not science, so why do serious news organizations still publish daily horoscopes?
The top 10 most-read stories on J-Source in 2017
3 years ago

The top 10 most-read stories on J-Source in 2017

By  •  News
It’s been a year of highs and lows for Canadian media.
All the cuts (and a few hires) in Canadian journalism in 2017
3 years ago

All the cuts (and a few hires) in Canadian journalism in 2017

By  •  News, Labour
2017 was another big year for journalism workplace restructurings, job losses and news outlet closures across Canada. However, not all news was grim this year: some journalism outlets launched new initiatives that created jobs, while several media unions negotiated collective…
Archivists and researchers raise concerns about what will happen to newspaper archives
3 years ago

Archivists and researchers raise concerns about what will happen to newspaper archives

As local community and daily newspapers close across the country, their archives – and their stories of local politics, controversy and culture – are at risk. “Community newspapers tell us a story of time and experience,” said Claire Gilbert, an…
Journalism’s secret friend?
3 years ago

Journalism’s secret friend?

Donald Trump may be ushering in a golden age of journalism.
Employee buyout to save Prince Albert Daily Herald
3 years ago

Employee buyout to save Prince Albert Daily Herald

The Prince Albert Daily Herald is about to be independently owned and operated by its employees. An employee buyout of the newspaper, led by the newspaper’s publisher Donna Pfeil, was made public in a news release Friday night after an…
The news industry has always needed government support: A look back to the 1800s
3 years ago

The news industry has always needed government support: A look back to the 1800s

It turns out that newspapers in the 1830s had extensive government support.
CBC Ombudsman: Keeping Cool in the Twittersphere
3 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Keeping Cool in the Twittersphere

The complainant, Lara Dutton, objected to a CBC online writer expressing opinion while using the @CBCToronto twitter account. She wanted to know what the consequences were for the employee. There was a violation of policy and CBC management dealt with…