Journalists are among the many workers whose employment has become precarious in the transition to a digital economy. Their core values and the quality of the news are threatened as a result. The threat to our democracy is even greater. Decent work must be written into plans for Canada’s news media industry to create a responsible future
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“Who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?”
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How do democracies deal with disinformation that is indistinguishable from journalism?
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Attitudes towards news media and consumption behaviour in Canada pose a sort of conundrum. In general, Canadians have a positive view of journalism and relatively high trust in media, but on the other hand, they are little inclined to pay for digital news sources.
Read More Continue Reading A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news
Bill C-58 is in its final stages. What happens to the public’s right-to-know if it passes?
Read More Continue Reading Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information
A five-point plan for mainstream media to cover fewer royal babies and more of our unfolding catastrophe
Read More Continue Reading Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency
The New York Times came under fire after a political cartoon appeared in print on April 25, 2019.
Read More Continue Reading Political cartoonists are out of touch – it’s time to make way for memes
The Ontario city of Thunder Bay is in the headlines these days for all the wrong reasons. Canada’s highest rates of murder and violent crime. The highest number of hate… Continue Reading Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation
In the wake of a series of coordinated attacks that claimed more than 250 lives on April 21, the government of Sri Lanka shut off its residents’ access to social… Continue Reading Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it