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Record of long-term care coverage shows failure to challenge power structures
22 hours ago

Record of long-term care coverage shows failure to challenge power structures

Analysis: The public has been inaccurately informed about the connections between big business and policy making by decades of coverage that didn’t critically examine the role of key lobbying group
How an oversight in the RCMP Act keeps justice suspended and truths hidden
1 week ago

How an oversight in the RCMP Act keeps justice suspended and truths hidden

By  •  News, Politics, Law
Jane Gerster spent two years investigating a justice system misconduct case. While parties on all sides wanted to lift a 14-year old publication ban, FOIs revealed the RCMP didn’t know how and a judicial review showed the federal courts couldn’t
Being skeptical of sources is a journalist’s job – but it doesn’t always happen when those sources are the police
3 weeks ago

Being skeptical of sources is a journalist’s job – but it doesn’t always happen when those sources are the police

A tendency to go with the 'police said' narrative without outwardly questioning if it is right is a continuing failure of journalism
Why 2021 is the year I start charging late fees
4 months ago

Why 2021 is the year I start charging late fees

By  •  Work, Analysis
In a country with limited legal protections, freelancers in Canada consider obstacles and possibilities of setting new norms
Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’
4 months ago

Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’

With so many crises making news these days, we see a rise in harmful imagery. A journalist considers the result
What the decision in a dispute between CBC and Ahmar Khan proves about how Canadian news organizations fail racialized journalists
4 months ago

What the decision in a dispute between CBC and Ahmar Khan proves about how Canadian news organizations fail racialized journalists

Lack of support for workers subject to hate and harassment, stifling expression on human rights and exploiting precarity all front and centre in scathing arbitration report
The insurrection at the Capitol challenged how U.S. media frames unrest and shapes public opinion
4 months ago

The insurrection at the Capitol challenged how U.S. media frames unrest and shapes public opinion

Coverage of Capitol siege proved a novel test of how the news media would frame the unrest and the aims of those involved.
Follow the Money: Into the Nursing Home Complex
5 months ago

Follow the Money: Into the Nursing Home Complex

Zaid Noorsumar investigates how long-term care coverage missed the warning signs of a system in crisis
Substack isn’t a new model for journalism – it’s a very old one
5 months ago

Substack isn’t a new model for journalism – it’s a very old one

Substack’s ability to democratize information will be directly related to the prices its authors choose to charge
Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters
5 months 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