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Newspaper closures in Guelph, Brampton leaving communities underserved
3 years ago

Newspaper closures in Guelph, Brampton leaving communities underserved

Experts investigating local news ecosystems research community characteristics that may predict news poverty
Online access to archived pages on the Internet Archive uncertain for researchers
3 years ago

Online access to archived pages on the Internet Archive uncertain for researchers

The disappearance of archived pages from the Internet Archive poses a threat to research and the preservation of news as the first draft of history.
New book shows that press freedom in Canada is not a done deal
3 years ago

New book shows that press freedom in Canada is not a done deal

By  •  News, Politics, Law

Threats to press freedom are actually threats to the public’s right to know, says the co-editor of a new book.

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Journalists in Mexico are risking their lives to do their job
4 years ago

Journalists in Mexico are risking their lives to do their job

By  •  Politics

Mexico’s drug cartels are making full use of cyberspace to mount a campaign of intimidation targeting the country’s journalists and society.

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Journalism more important now than ever, say RSJ teach-in speakers
4 years ago

Journalism more important now than ever, say RSJ teach-in speakers

By Jasmine Bala for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre Journalism matters now more than ever, the media director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association told journalism students and faculty during the Ryerson School of Journalism’s (RSJ) recent teach-in day. Gail…
Audience engagement efforts aren’t new – they’re just different these days, sociology professor argues
4 years ago

Audience engagement efforts aren’t new – they’re just different these days, sociology professor argues

By  •  Research
By Jasmine Bala for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre Building audience engagement has long been a newsroom preoccupation, only today it involves Instagram and Facebook, while in the past publishers seduced readers with paper cut-out toys and thrilling accounts of…
Understanding history and who wields power central to effective political coverage of Indigenous communities
4 years ago

Understanding history and who wields power central to effective political coverage of Indigenous communities

By Jasmine Bala for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre Indigenous people want their leaders held accountable, but journalists should be cautious about perpetuating negative stereotypes, Ryerson School of Journalism Rogers Visiting Journalist Duncan McCue said during a lecture on Indigenous…
Global News Social Media Editor: Complex stories should be packaged in way that connects with audience
4 years ago

Global News Social Media Editor: Complex stories should be packaged in way that connects with audience

By  •  News, Business
By Jasmine Bala for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre website While newsrooms benefit from online analytics that help journalists understand what audiences want and how to package stories, this data can’t be the only determinants of the news that gets…