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Call for participants: New research project aims to understand the working lives of Toronto’s millennial freelancers
1 year ago

Call for participants: New research project aims to understand the working lives of Toronto’s millennial freelancers

By  •  Work, Research
Home/work: Understanding work-at-home freelancing in Toronto is a new research project led by Nancy Worth, assistant professor in geography and environmental management at the University of Waterloo
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up
1 year ago

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

The appetite for smart local news is there. The challenge is figuring out how to make it profitable
A case for self-reporting
1 year ago

A case for self-reporting

Mainstream media companies haven’t taken the basic step of crunching the numbers on whom they hire, but plenty of evidence suggests doing so is a healthy first step towards creating a more equitable and representative workplace
Survey: Gender equity issues in Canadian journalism persist at end of decade
1 year ago

Survey: Gender equity issues in Canadian journalism persist at end of decade

It won’t be a surprise to many that the gender pay gap still exists in Canadian journalism.  A survey conducted by J-Source shows that 42 per cent of surveyed cisgender women, transgender and non-binary journalists don’t think they are paid…
Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests
1 year ago

Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests

'Self-reporting on newsroom diversity would encourage a culture of trust and accountability, one that the journalism profession upholds in its role as a watchdog of public institutions.'
Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe
2 years ago

Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe

You may have read about – or already seen, depending on where you are – the latest tweak to Facebook’s interface: the disappearance of the likes counter. Like Instagram (which it owns), Facebook is experimenting with hiding the number of…
Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy
2 years ago

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what information people consume. As the 2020 U.S. election approaches, there…
UBC researchers lead $2.5-million journalism innovation project
2 years ago

UBC researchers lead $2.5-million journalism innovation project

SSHRC reviewers said the Global Journalism Innovation Lab "promises to be influential at a time of critical need”
Artificial-intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy
2 years ago

Artificial-intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

"Who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?"
Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation
2 years ago

Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation

How do democracies deal with disinformation that is indistinguishable from journalism?