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Writing decent work into the future of news
2 months ago

Writing decent work into the future of news

Journalists are among the many workers whose employment has become precarious in the transition to a digital economy. Their core values and the quality of the news are threatened as a result. The threat to our democracy is even greater. Decent work must be written into plans for Canada’s news media industry to create a responsible future
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CBC Ombudsperson: Fuss over fluoride
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Fuss over fluoride

The complainant, Jack Locke, thought that a story on the World at Six took sides in a running controversy over adding fluoride to drinking water. As a long-time opponent of fluoridation, he found that hard to swallow.
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A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news
3 months ago

A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news

Attitudes towards news media and consumption behaviour in Canada pose a sort of conundrum. In general, Canadians have a positive view of journalism and relatively high trust in media, but on the other hand, they are little inclined to pay for digital news sources.
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CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?

The complainant, Justin Stayshyn, said radio coverage of a recent federal byelection not only bought into a conspiracy theory, it presented partisan spin as legitimate analysis. The dispute revolved around… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?