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About Tyler Griffin

Tyler Griffin is J-Source's 2020 summer reporter and an award-winning journalist specializing in feature writing, in-depth reporting and audience development, with a knack for covering politics, arts and culture. His words and work can be found in HuffPost, VICE, Maclean's and The Eyeopener, where he works as an online editor. Find him perpetually on Twitter at @tylerxgriffin.
Latest Posts | By Tyler Griffin
Trans Journalists Association’s style guide offers newsrooms a model for improving coverage and representation
1 month ago

Trans Journalists Association’s style guide offers newsrooms a model for improving coverage and representation

By  •  News, Work
A resource from a new international organization for trans journalists can show news outlets how to report more accurately and counter harmful narratives
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in July
1 month ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in July

By  •  News, Ethics
The ethics board responded to complaints regarding a Toronto Sun front page headline and another that concerned identifying information in a Canadian Press news article
The unravelling of WE’s PR machine
2 months ago

The unravelling of WE’s PR machine

The Kielburgers’ voluntourism juggernaut has been a cultural and media darling for years. Now, an avalanche of mainstream attention to scandals about its practices and political relationships is amplifying a history of obstructing independent journalists’ investigations into the charity
Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates
2 months ago

Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates

Journalism and animal rights groups say ‘ag gag’ bill will silence whistleblowers and expose reporters to legal threats for uncovering misconduct
The Pigeon launches to carve space for new journalists in shrinking media landscape
2 months ago

The Pigeon launches to carve space for new journalists in shrinking media landscape

By  •  News
Tired of lamenting the bleak state of Canadian journalism, a collection of students and recent graduates are taking matters into their own hands with a new publication for youth voices
Quebec emerges as hotspot for reporting interference
2 months ago

Quebec emerges as hotspot for reporting interference

By  •  News
Independent, student media monitoring press freedom as reporters’ ability to cover news on the ground is compromised
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in June
2 months ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in June

By  •  News, Ethics
The ethics board issued decisions in June on four complaints, all of which were dismissed or found to have been appropriately addressed. They included dismissal of complaints that a Toronto Star column showed “bias against white people,” the accuracy of a term used in a Toronto Sun opinion column and two against two respective newspapers in Kamloops, B.C.
Capital B
3 months ago

Capital B

By  •  News
The style guide change for Black adopted unanimously across Canada’s major newsrooms is only a baby step. Systemic patterns of problematic framing on race reporting, sourcing for stories and representation in media organizations all need urgent addressing
Ink-Stained Wretches want local government to fight for their newsrooms
4 months ago

Ink-Stained Wretches want local government to fight for their newsrooms

By  •  News
A newly formed advocacy group of former Record staffers say they want to rally community journalists and civic leaders to save local journalism
Online, multilingual media locked out of Ford pressers
4 months ago

Online, multilingual media locked out of Ford pressers

As physical scrums give way to remote conference calls, holding government to account in Ontario is becoming a game of broken telephone