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Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters
2 days ago

Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

While it’s too early to tell if Parler is here to stay, it has already achieved a reputation and level of engagement that has overtaken other alternative platforms
Where is Canadian media on the Assange file?
2 weeks ago

Where is Canadian media on the Assange file?

'Canadian mainstream press have undermined the public’s right to know while ignoring the significance of WikiLeaks releases themselves. That needs to change’
Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency
2 weeks ago

Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency

It's time for the government to take off the mask that disguises and robs us of our public right to know. Trustworthy and revitalized government requires effective access and more public scrutiny
Top 4 interactive coverage styles of the 2020 U.S. election
3 weeks ago

Top 4 interactive coverage styles of the 2020 U.S. election

The apps, maps, VR and robots that told the story of a very long Tuesday
Community podcast initiative coming to Calgary
1 month ago

Community podcast initiative coming to Calgary

Mount Royal University hub will build technical skills, distribute content and foster scholarship on the medium
Gig worker legislation fuels debate on freelance journalism labour
2 months ago

Gig worker legislation fuels debate on freelance journalism labour

What Calif. bill showcases about pitfalls in legal approaches to securing protections, decent pay for freelancers
Podcasts’ slow journalism is where reporting meets storytelling
2 months ago

Podcasts’ slow journalism is where reporting meets storytelling

Through the course ‘Podcasting and Perspective: How Audio Storytelling Can Tackle Complex Social Issues,’ 2020 Asper Fellow Hannah Sung maps out how audio journalism’s layered approach gets results
Understanding the TikTok saga and what it means to Canada
2 months ago

Understanding the TikTok saga and what it means to Canada

Negotiations for a Trump-led takeover of the popular video sharing app continue to twist and turn, with Walmart and Oracle in line for partial ownership. But is a U.S.-owned ByteDance any different for Canadians? And what will happen if the app gets banned?
2020 is a year for the history books, but not without digital archives
2 months ago

2020 is a year for the history books, but not without digital archives

Canada lags behind some countries with preserving public digital records
CBC Ombudsperson: CBC coverage of the Epoch Times
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsperson: CBC coverage of the Epoch Times

When CBC News reported on the way the Epoch Times was covering issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, it inspired dozens of complaints. Reader David Tencer wrote that CBC had done a “smear job” on the newspaper, and his complaint is the subject of my latest review.