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Canadian journalism in decline: Fewer permanent jobs, less security
10 months ago

Canadian journalism in decline: Fewer permanent jobs, less security

Recent years have not been kind to journalism. In Canada, there are numerous examples of reduced work schedules and publication closures, along with other signs of decline. The latest round of job cuts comes from Torstar, publisher of the Toronto…
Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests
10 months ago

Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests

'Self-reporting on newsroom diversity would encourage a culture of trust and accountability, one that the journalism profession upholds in its role as a watchdog of public institutions.'
Let’s shift the journalism industry in Canada, together
11 months ago

Let’s shift the journalism industry in Canada, together

Announcing the Independent News Challenge, a nine-week program to help journalist entrepreneurs and small publishers grow
Writing decent work into the future of news
1 year ago

Writing decent work into the future of news

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
Artificial-intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy
1 year ago

Artificial-intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

"Who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?"
The enduring power of sexism in sports media
1 year ago

The enduring power of sexism in sports media

'I still get tweets to go back in the kitchen'
Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation
1 year ago

Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation

How do democracies deal with disinformation that is indistinguishable from journalism?
A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news
1 year ago

A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news

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.
Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information
1 year ago

Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information

Bill C-58 is in its final stages. What happens to the public’s right-to-know if it passes?
Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency
1 year ago

Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency

A five-point plan for mainstream media to cover fewer royal babies and more of our unfolding catastrophe