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When not to publish graphic images
1 week ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability… Continue Reading When not to publish graphic images

A generation of journalists are struggling
1 week ago

A generation of journalists are struggling

Over the last three years, I’ve had some version of this conversation with countless young Canadian journalists.

“I’m so anxious right now.”

“My work laid off 15 per cent of… Continue Reading A generation of journalists are struggling

Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border
2 weeks ago

Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

When many of my former colleagues at the Guelph Mercury were laid off… Continue Reading Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border

Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout
2 weeks ago

Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout

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This story was originally published by The Logic and appears here with its permission.

I anguished over whether to weigh in on last week’s $595-million government-aid package for… Continue Reading Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout

Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public
2 weeks ago

Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public

A few readers, graduates of St. Michael’s College, were upset with The Globe and Mail’s coverage of their school these past two weeks. Toronto police are investigating allegations of… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public

Funding journalism means defining who’s a journalist – not a bad thing
3 weeks ago

Funding journalism means defining who’s a journalist – not a bad thing

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here.

The federal government’s recent announcement of financial support for news organizations has been… Continue Reading Funding journalism means defining who’s a journalist – not a bad thing

How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago
1 month ago

How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago

This article was originally published by the Winnipeg Free Press and appears here with the editor’s permission.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 1918 — 100 years ago today — was a pleasant… Continue Reading How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago

Building trust at the local level
1 month ago

Building trust at the local level

Community reporters have the opportunity to connect directly with their audiences. But are they earning reader confidence? Canadians aren’t so sure.
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In cities across America, this morning’s newspaper told you there was an election yesterday — but nothing about it
1 month ago

In cities across America, this morning’s newspaper told you there was an election yesterday — but nothing about it

This story was originally published by Nieman Lab and appears here with its permission

Big night! The U.S. midterm elections yesterday mostly went according to expectations: Democrats retook the House of Representatives,… Continue Reading In cities across America, this morning’s newspaper told you there was an election yesterday — but nothing about it