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J-schools lag behind in teaching prized data journalism skills
22 hours ago

J-schools lag behind in teaching prized data journalism skills

Professors tend to believe their students don’t want to do math. As a result, more frequently used tools like social media are emphasized, leaving new reporters behind on complex analysis tasks valued (if underutilized) by newsrooms
What’s happening to the street beat?
4 days ago

What’s happening to the street beat?

Adjusting to new COVID-19 realities around physical distancing and an increasingly cashless economy, street papers across Canada are adapting to continue publishing and keep vendors at work
Quebec emerges as hotspot for reporting interference
4 days 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
Postmedia revenue down more than 25% amid COVID-19 advertising pullback
5 days ago

Postmedia revenue down more than 25% amid COVID-19 advertising pullback

The owner of Canada's largest newspaper chain saw its most recent quarterly revenue slashed by a quarter as advertising revenue decline accelerated amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but said it would stop a pay reduction program one month early thanks to government aid.
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in June
5 days 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.
Newsroom accessibility in a post-pandemic world
1 week ago

Newsroom accessibility in a post-pandemic world

The rapid shift to work-from-home shows that better conditions for disabled workers aren’t so inaccessible after all. Journalists discuss the conditions that threatened to push them out and how to bring them back in
Canadaland staff file to unionize
3 weeks ago

Canadaland staff file to unionize

By  •  News, Labour
Staff at Canadaland, an independent podcast network and news organization, have officially filed for union certification.
From media house to charity case
3 weeks ago

From media house to charity case

New federal rules allowing news organizations to become non-profits may not be worth the effort for Canada’s struggling media sector
Postmedia printing plant staff file to unionize
3 weeks ago

Postmedia printing plant staff file to unionize

By  •  News, Labour
Workers at the Postmedia printing plant in Toronto have officially filed for union certification.
Capital B
3 weeks 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