The media routinely questions the legitimacy of women leaders with metaphors, stereotypes and assumptions. It also has the power to decry the sexism.
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Uncritical coverage of industry projections means climate change is left out of the picture.
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The complainant, Laura Finsten, was appalled – as were many others – at a question put to a senior Israeli political figure regarding the number of Palestinians killed by the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews
In April, a man driving a van deliberately ran into civilians on a stretch of Toronto’s Yonge Street.
The complainant, Mohamed Jiavdheen, objected to a tweet describing the driver, based… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil
Bruce Gillespie’s book focuses on the nuts and bolts of news reporting — and that’s a good thing.
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The complainant, Marc Poitras, thought the host of Ontario Today behaved differently to the callers on the edition which focused on the Progressive Conservative party, during the recent provincial election.… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Election balance on Ontario today
Conflicts, coups and catastrophes: These are the stories Canadians are most often told about the world beyond our borders.
Media coverage of international affairs has long been driven by dramatic… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world
Off the record, a source said; a senior government official said on background; according to an insider. How important are anonymous sources in reporting? Overuse or misuse can hurt… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source
Journalists need more than good intentions when venturing into Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to tell its stories.
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