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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
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
From media house to charity case
5 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
6 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
Canada’s dismal data climate
7 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
Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar
7 months ago

Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar

There’s a creeping conformity taking place on the web
Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters
7 months ago

Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters

Countries around the world value the public’s right to know. But that principle can look very different place to place