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CBC Ombudsperson: CBC coverage of the Epoch Times
4 days 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.
Digital journalism innovations on the pandemic beat
2 months ago

Digital journalism innovations on the pandemic beat

Explanatory reporting, drone journalism and VR help tell the story of the COVID-19 era
Newsroom accessibility in a post-pandemic world
3 months ago

Newsroom accessibility in a post-pandemic world

The rapid shift to work-from-home shows that better conditions for disabled workers aren’t so inaccessible after all. Journalists discuss the conditions that threatened to push them out and how to bring them back in
From media house to charity case
3 months ago

From media house to charity case

New federal rules allowing news organizations to become non-profits may not be worth the effort for Canada’s struggling media sector
Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest
4 months ago

Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest

Narratives about the Women’s March and anti-Trump protests gave voice to protesters and significantly explored their grievances. Protests about anti-Black racism and Indigenous people’s rights received the least legitimizing coverage, with them more often seen as threatening and violent
Can reported soundscapes foster deeper audience connections?
4 months ago

Can reported soundscapes foster deeper audience connections?

Adrian Ma breaks down binaural audio and how it enriches the listener experience
How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators
4 months ago

How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators

Many are now setting their viewing mode to 'private’ to control where their work is being published
Canada’s dismal data climate
4 months ago

Canada’s dismal data climate

Missing stats imperil our ability to communicate health risks for the pre-existing global crisis. Here’s what we can learn from coverage of COVID-19
CBC Ombudsperson: Passport Babies
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Passport Babies

Earlier this year, The Fifth Estate aired a documentary about the industry of birth tourism, in which expectant mothers from abroad pay a fee to brokers, then come to Canada to deliver their baby. Complainant Janet Cleveland called the program “seriously inaccurate and biased”. I disagreed that it was biased, but my review found problems, nonetheless.
Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar
5 months ago

Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar

There’s a creeping conformity taking place on the web