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Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation
8 months ago

Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation

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

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it
8 months ago

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

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

Journalism’s Assange problem
8 months ago

Journalism’s Assange problem

By Kathy Kiely, University of Missouri-Columbia and Laurel Leff, Northeastern University

These days, anybody with an internet connection can be a publisher.

That doesn’t make everybody a journalist.

This distinction… Continue Reading Journalism’s Assange problem

Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts
9 months ago

Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts

We shouldn’t need a Super Bowl commercial costing around $10 million to remind us that information is supposed to matter in a democracy.

Yet the Washington Post thought we did,… Continue Reading Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts

Government funding for journalism: To what end?
9 months ago

Government funding for journalism: To what end?

The federal budget has finally answered some of the questions about the Liberal government’s plans to subsidize the news business, which were first floated late last year. But the details… Continue Reading Government funding for journalism: To what end?

As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy
9 months ago

As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy

By Heather Rollwagen, Ryerson University and Ivor Shapiro, Ryerson University

Ottawa has finally announced the details of how it will offer financial assistance to the country’s struggling news media industry… Continue Reading As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy