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How the media undermine women political leaders
6 days ago

How the media undermine women political leaders

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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CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews
1 month ago

CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews

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

CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil
1 month ago

CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil

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

CBC Ombudsman: Election balance on Ontario today
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Election balance on Ontario today

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

Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world
2 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world

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

Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source
2 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source

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

Can reporting on vulnerable people do more harm than good?
2 months ago

Can reporting on vulnerable people do more harm than good?

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Journalists need more than good intentions when venturing into Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to tell its stories.
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